Thursday, March 02, 2006

Free Agency/ 2006 Season Pushed Back...

The breakthrough came with a mutual agreement between the NFL and the NFL Players Association Thursday afternoon.

Maybe just maybe a contract might be getting done. The free agency deadline and the start of the 2006 season has been extended its by three days and resumed talks on the CBA. WOoooooooooooooooooo maybe just maybe, this will get done.

I wonder what the teams like Dolphins, Broncos, and Cowboys think now after cutting some of their stars. I know I dogged Bruce Allen before about the Salary Cap fig, but at least he was smart enough not to cut Derrick Brooks or Simeon Rice yet!


Ski said...

you might have seen this on SportsCenter also (I believe it was Mort Anderson), but the World Wide Leader was reporting that the owners are going to present a new deal to the players union. additionally, it seems like the possibility remains that teams can hit the restart button and erase the cuts they made today (although it appears most of the cuts would have been made regardless of a new CBA).of course, it remains to be seen if this latest news will make a difference.

Cutthroat Pirates said...

Ski, I do not watch or listen to ESPN. I listen to the Buccaneer Radio Network, which does have Jim Rome on it from 1200-1500 (3pm, I also watch NFL Network all the time. However, I do check out everyday for another source.

dolphinfan said...

Pushing back the beginning of free agency shows that neither side wants this to end without an extension.

The owners tried to hardball the NFLPA but it didn't work and then the NFLPA saw the cuts that we being and going to be made because of the low cap as a result of no extension.

Now both sides are back peddling and I would be very surprised if an agreement is not reached by the end of the weekwnd.