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We have an agreement on a rookie wage scale

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by DenverBolt67, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. DenverBolt67

    DenverBolt67 BoltTalker

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    Report: Agreement reached on rookie wage scale | ProFootballTalk

    Details on the guaranteed money available have yet to be revealed but here’s a few key points to the agreement.

    1. Rookie first-round contracts will be limited to four years. The owners backed off an original idea to require first-round picks signing for five years.

    2. Players drafted after the first round will be limited to three-year contracts. Players would be restricted free agents in the fourth year. This isn’t much different from the current system, when the majority of picks after the first round wind up with three-year contracts.

    It’s hard to evaluate the new system without knowing how much the high first round picks will make. Cole reports the owners’ original offer for the No. 1 overall pick would have been a five-year, $19 million contract. Only $6 million was guaranteed. (For comparison, Sam Bradford got $50 million guaranteed on a six-year deal last year.)

    The owners eventually backed off such a drastic reduction, but we don’t know by how much.
     
  2. DenverBolt67

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    So now that we know UFA is back to 4 years instead of 6, we will likely have one 2 tendered players back next year. The rest will all be UFA's (As was expected)
     
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    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    I really don't trust that site, just saying
     
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    It has a link to Yahoo since it was actually yahoo who originally reported it
     
  5. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    Maybe just maybe we wont miss any Reg season Football.
     
  6. Retired Catholic

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    Not missing any regular games would be nice and would be a full training camp and off season workouts and camps.
     

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