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WP: Redskins put contract talks on hold as they work to recoup salary cap

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by SkinsHokieFan, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. SkinsHokieFan

    SkinsHokieFan Well-Known Member

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    The only reason I am posting it here is that it should, in theory, have an impact on the Cowboys. I would assume if the Redskins get cap space back, so will your team

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...hold-as-they-work-to-recoup-salary-cap-space/

    Link for rest
  2. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Wrong forum


    :muttley:
  3. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Really means asking Goddell "pretty please with sugar on top"
  4. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    The Cowboys and Skins got screwed by the League on this one. They could have fought legalities and won in court.
  5. Stryker44

    Stryker44 Active Member

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    Vet min plus incentives. They are either believe in honor, discipline, and sacrifice or they don't.
  6. SkinsHokieFan

    SkinsHokieFan Well-Known Member

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    Twitterdom rumors are that the Redskins are threatening the "nuclear option" and will sue, thusly holding up FA.

    This is just rumors on twitter and nobody substantial (such as Shefter) has reported it. However it is very interesting if true

    Confirmed by the Washington Post (those rumors)

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...hold-as-they-work-to-recoup-salary-cap-space/

  7. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    Dont forget, if they win, they should get an additional 1.2 million to use above the cap. Every team in the league was given that bc of our penalties. So not only should they be awarded the cap room they should get the additional per diem the other 30 teams had
  8. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    I think Snyder is bluffing if he is even trying. More likely typical internet rumors. If he was really going to do something he would have done it before now.
  9. Stryker44

    Stryker44 Active Member

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    Keeping fingers crossed. Both the Skins and the Cowboys really got screwed and deserve some money back...if not last year's at least this year.
  10. burntricersx

    burntricersx Member

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    Wouldn't blame them, they got hit hard. 18M is backbreaking.
  11. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    We all wish something could be done, but it just won't happen.

    Although the redskins got screwed, I don't think the Redskins have much of a case.

    We all know the NFL conducts itself more like a cartel than it does a business, so normal anti trust laws don't really apply here. In exchange for being an NFL franchise, they've essentially agreed to abide by anything the NFL decides to enforce. And with the vague idea of 'preserving competitive balance', pretty much any kind of action the competition committee takes can be justified as long as it's for "the good of the NFL".


    The NFLPA, on the other hand could have a case, but DeMaurice Smith signed off on the cap sanctions so there goes that.

    Could the Redskins help the NFLPA build a case against the rest of the NFL? Probably... but why would they want to do that? They'd destroy themselves in the process as well.

    Just move on... it's done with.
  12. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    If he can prove collusion nothing else matters. Collusion is illegal under any circumstances
  13. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    I'll get to the issue with proving collusion in a minute...

    First off the Redskins, nor the Cowboys were colluded against. The collusion argument is that the Owners withheld money from the NFLPA by setting an imaginary cap in an uncapped year.

    So what does Snyder stand to gain by going against other Owners and helping the NFLPA prove collusion? That would be a big win for the NFLPA and a big loss for the Owners.

    All that aside, how is that even collusion if the Owners and the NFLPA did not have an agreement in place at the time of said collusion?

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