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Free agent in San Diego?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by BrecksOnlyBoltzFan, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. BrecksOnlyBoltzFan

    BrecksOnlyBoltzFan BoltTalker

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    We were one of the top 8 teams. This means we cant sign a free agent unless we lose one. Does the release of LT count as a lost Free agent? Im not sure how this rule works.




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  2. DenverBolt67

    DenverBolt67 BoltTalker

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    No, released players don't just, and there is also no limit to the amount of released players we can sign. The restictions only count toward players who's contracts ran out.

    Also, only the top 4 cannot sign any UFA, the 2nd 4 (Which we are part of) can sign 1 FA in addition to the ones we lose, but that player has to have a 1st year salary of approx $5.5 mil, so it will have to be a good player (Cough cough, Chester Taylor on a 3 year deal)

    . During the Final League Year, the eight clubs that make the Divisional Playoffs in the previous season have additional restrictions that limit their ability to sign unrestricted free agents from other clubs. In general, the four clubs participating in the championship games are limited in the number of free agents that they may sign; the limit is determined by the number of their own free agents signing with other clubs. They cannot sign any UFAs unless one of theirs is signed by another team.

    For the four clubs that lost in the Divisional Playoffs, in addition to having the ability to sign free agents based on the number of their own free agents signing with other clubs, they may also sign players based on specific financial parameters. Those four only will be permitted to sign one unrestricted free agent for $5.5 million (estimated) or more in year one of the contract, plus the number of their UFAs who sign with another team. They also can sign any unrestricted free agents for less than $3.7 (estimated) million in year one of the contract with limitations on the per year increases.

    In the case of all final eight teams, the first year salary of UFAs they sign to replace those lost cannot exceed the first year salary of the player lost with limitations on the per year increases.​
     

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