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2009 Charger Cap Number

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by boltmanbz, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. boltmanbz

    boltmanbz Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know what our Cap Number is for this next season and whats the limit cause i know it was going up
     
  2. Thumper

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    For 2009 the salary cap is going to be at least 123 million. For 2010 there is currently no cap and I believe that's the last year of the CBA.
     
  3. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man New Member

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    I was reading about a provision which was negotiated that will not allow teams to exceed 30% of what a player was getting when the cap goes bye bye.

    This eliminates owners going ape shiit over paying players and levels the salary playing field somewhat. Teams like the Chargers or Bills can not afford to give everyone a 30% increase across the board but the Giants, Cowboys etc could certainly do it without breathing hard.

    The owner of the Colts was tallking about this very same scenario and why there really is no wide spread panic because of an uncapped year.
     
  4. auctoritas

    auctoritas BoltTalker

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    Do you happen to remember where you read that? That makes the uncapped year not nearly as chaotic as it could be.
     
  5. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man New Member

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    http://www.colts.com/sub.cfm?page=article7&news_id=ebaa563c-f80b-48eb-b515-50abd4eddcb1

    Q: What is your schedule from now until draft time?

    A: Once we get the coaching situation straightened out we’ll be off to the All-Star games – the Shrine Game in Houston and the Senior Bowl in Mobile – and then we’ll be back here around the first of February. Then, we’ll begin preparation for next year. That’s seven days a week and however many hours it takes. Next year is virtually upon us. The issue we face this year that’s different than any other year since 1993 when this Collective Bargaining Agreement was put in place is that this is the year preceding 2010, which is the last uncapped year. Ironically, enough Jim Irsay and I were part of the committee that put together the framework of this original agreement, which three or four times has been renewed. There are special rules that relate to the last capped year, which ’09 is. Those rules are designed to make it onerous for both players and clubs so that they will go to the bargaining table. Since there is no executive director of the National Football League Players Association and may not be until at least April 1, it is likely that no deal will be done this year. So, we will go through the last capped year with these very stringent rules that change things dramatically in terms of how you structure the cap, in terms of how the cap is accounted for and what decisions you make. It’s very complex, but I’ll hit just two high spots. The most important and most hurtful one for the clubs is that a player who has outstanding bonus on the books – a player who signed a five-year contract for $5 million – if he is going to be cut at the end of two years, he has $3 million still on the books. Under the old rules, $1.5 million would count this year on the cap and $1.5 million would count next year. Under these new rules, $3 million counts right now. So, for the first time in the 11 years we’ve been here, Jim and I together will face some squeezing of the cap. We never have before. We’ve managed it perfectly so that there have been no cap ramifications whatsoever. Secondly, players who are entering new contracts may not receive anything but a 30 percent increase year to year. In (cornerback) Kelvin Hayden’s case he’s a free agent who we will very likely re-sign. He can receive no more than a 30 percent increase over his first year for every succeeding year of his contract, which means obviously that his first year will have to be very, very cash heavy and very cap heavy. That squeezes your cap a little more. It’s what the system is designed to do. But we never anticipated we would enter this year. We thought there would be an extension before that. It’s a very different year with very different problems that we’re going to have to deal with.
     
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