March 01, 2006

When is a cap not a cap: Why do they call salary caps, caps, when they don't cap anything? Wouldn't salary guideline fit better?

posted by timdawg to football at 01:57 PM - 6 comments

Teams salaries have to be under the cap by Thursday at 4 pm. The chart includes the upcoming cap numbers for the players they currently have on the roster. Teams weren't trying to get under the cap sooner because they thought there would be a CBA in place that would increase the salary cap.

posted by bperk at 02:36 PM on March 01, 2006

Can somebody fill me in on what this cap is supposed to do anyays? Does a team get fined if they are over? Anytime I have heard it mentioned it is usually a polite excuse to get reid of a player they don't want ot pay what the player is asking or used as an "out" for a player that was a dud.

posted by blakrain at 02:42 PM on March 01, 2006

Here we go a lock out in what is supposed to be the best set up league

posted by ajpurdue at 02:45 PM on March 01, 2006

This should be under the labor talks break down post as this isn't much of an post, more of a comment.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:51 PM on March 01, 2006

Does a team get fined if they are over? Salary Cap FAQ Question 1.13 -- So...what happens if a team goes over the Salary Cap? Answer: The short answer is simply that NO team CAN go over the Salary Cap. Note that every contract must go through the NFL League Office before the deal can be made official. Presumably, one of the things the league must do at this time is determine whether or not the contract would violate the NFL's Salary Cap. If the deal does violate the cap, then the NFL will reject it. There have been instances in which a team has managed to sneak a cap evading contract by the league. Upon further review, the violations were caught by the league and the respective teams were penalized. Penalties include fines and/or forfeiture of draft picks. In recent history both the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers have been penalized draft picks, while the 49ers' front office personnel (Carmen Policy and Dwight Clark) were also fined.

posted by bperk at 03:16 PM on March 01, 2006

Nice FAQ bperk, I think that the NFL cap is the best out of the big three, from what I have seen.

posted by everett at 03:27 PM on March 01, 2006

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