Well at the 11th hour, (of the extended, extended deadline) the Owners voted 30-2 to save the NFL from future doom. Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson along Mike Brown of the Bengals voted no on the NFL Players Association's proposal to extend the collective bargaining agreement.
The NFL agreed to a six-year CBA extension that brings labor peace to the league through 2011.
The salary cap will also increase, which is great news for the Buccaneers. Now maybe we can resign "My Favorite Player" MIKE ALSTOTT. The cap in 2006 will be $102 million, an increase of $7.5 million over the projected $94.5 million cap for 2006. That's a $16.5 million increase from the $85.5 million cap of 2005. The 2007 cap will be $109 million.
Free agency will start in 24 hours or 48 hours, that is still being negotiated. The NFL decided to give teams and GMs more time to work in the extra $7.5 million in cap space.
Over all this is great news for the fans. After all we are the ones who suffer, from a strike and the cost of increased ticket prices. Just ask me my season tickets jumped up well over $100 for the year.