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BigRock
04-20-2011, 08:34 AM
How curious.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=6394616&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines

Any player whose salary escalated at a higher rate than 30 percent from 2009 to 2010 was precluded from signing a contract extension with his team, according to an NFL source.

This is not the "30 percent" rule that prevented certain players' salaries from signing contract extensions that paid them more than 30 percent; this is a separate rule that prevented long-term deals for any player whose salary already escalated more than 30 percent from one year to the next.

The little-known rule prevented high-profile players such as Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Johnathan Joseph, Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams, Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway and Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Tamba Hali from landing the lucrative long-term contracts they desired.

Some discussions for long-term deals for those players occurred, but never actually could be consummated.

The actual article is about how Michael Huff will hit free agency along with Nnamdi Asomugha. They have the same agent, who was apparently wise to this rule and put something in their deals to make it nearly impossible for Oakland to re-sign either of them.

LOL Al

Cave Johnson
04-20-2011, 08:51 AM
The key to out-negotiating Al Davis is to drag it out as late as possible. By 6 or so, he's ready to cave.

Dave Lane
04-20-2011, 09:12 AM
The key to out-negotiating Al Davis is to drag it out as late as possible. By 6 or so, he's ready for bed.

FYP

Sofa King
04-20-2011, 09:20 AM
I'm going to bank on resigning Hali at some point, and somehow stealing Ngata.

And Greenway.

Detoxing
04-20-2011, 09:25 AM
I'm going to bank on resigning Hali at some point, and somehow stealing Ngata.

And Greenway.

And Manning. The good Manning. Not the other one. That one sucks.

Sofa King
04-20-2011, 09:31 AM
And Manning. The good Manning. Not the other one. That one sucks.

That's true.

If we can get Manning, Andre Johnson is sure to follow.

PGM
04-20-2011, 10:46 AM
Peyton would be an outstanding backup to Mark Castle.

milkman
04-20-2011, 06:17 PM
Ok, who forgot to inform ESPN that Tamba Hali transitioned to OLB in '09?

kysirsoze
04-20-2011, 11:13 PM
Ok, who forgot to inform ESPN that Tamba Hali transitioned to OLB in '09?

:facepalm: If only the Chiefs played in Boston the news would have gotten there in time.

JohnnyV13
04-21-2011, 02:08 AM
The key to out-negotiating Al Davis is to drag it out as late as possible. By 6 or so, he's ready to cave.

You have it all wrong. The key to negotiating with AL Davis is to push the session as close to sunrise as you can. Al needs to be back in his crypt before then, along with the rest of the undead.