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    NFL | Free agency period could be pushed back
    Tue, 14 Feb 2006 09:18:53 -0800

    Gary Myers, of the New York Daily News, reports the NFL free agent market is scheduled to open March 3, but it could be pushed back until April 1 if there is enough progress made in the next couple of weeks in negotiations for an extension of the collective bargaining agreement. There have been advances in some areas since the Super Bowl ended 10 days ago that could lead to a delay in free agency, according to source with knowledge of the talks. The sides met yesterday in New York. "The only good news is there is a lot of talk," the source said last night. "That is usually a good sign. Both sides are feeling pressure to get it done within a reasonable time period."

  • #2
    Re: Free agency being pushed back to April?

    No! I can't wait that long for free frickin agency. It would be boring as heck until then!


    • #3
      Re: Free agency being pushed back to April?

      that could mean an extra month of boredom for


      • #4
        Re: Free agency being pushed back to April?

        Is this gonna happen?


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          I'm relieved!
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          1st string
          QB-Bulger, but we need to draft a young gun.
          WR-Draft or free agency
          LOT-Draft or free agency
          ROT-Draft or free agency
          RG-Draft or free agency
          C-Draft or free agency
          LG-Draft or free agency

          Back ups
          QB-Hopefully a good rookie
          RB-Pittman, and Darby can fill this role but we may need to draft another.
          WR-Draft, or free agency
          TE-Fells I'd like to see him develop,Darft another or free agency


          LDE-Draft or free agency
          RDT-Draft or free agency
          MLB-Draft or free agency
          OLB-Draft or free agency
          CB-Draft or free agency
          SS-Draft or free agency

          LDE-Little as a rotation guy and Draft or free agency
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          So as you can see this team has tons of needs, like we didnt know that already. So now its time to play fill in the blanks. Let's be realistic we wont be able to fill all these needs in next years draft so we may have to play mix and match with some of the heartless guys we have now. This is more than a one year rebuild this may take 2 or 3 years to be respectable again.
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        • RamsFan16
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          by RamsFan16
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          Tue, 7 Mar 2006 20:52:29 -0800

's John Clayton reports a few provisions of the new NFL labor deal include: 1) Teams will be able to use their franchise tag on a player more than once, but if they franchise a player for a third time, they will have to do it at a salary equivalent to that of a top-five quarterback, the highest-paid position in football. 2) Contracts for players selected in rounds two through seven of the NFL Draft will be limited to four years in length. More and more teams have been trying to lock second-day draft choices into five-year contracts that prevent the player from hitting restricted free agency after year three and unrestricted free agency after year four. 3) Bonuses in contracts will be pro-rated over five years this year and over six years in 2007, but in 2008 the pro-ration reverts to five years. NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue made it clear that at this point there is no more negotiating with the union. If the owners accept the proposal before 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, March 8, free agency will start at 12:01 a.m. Friday, March 10. If there is no acceptance, free agency will start Thursday, March 9, as scheduled.
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        • eldfan
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          by eldfan
          by VanRam on Mar 5, 2010

          Anyone thinking the St. Louis Rams would move as fast this year in free agency as they did last year is bound to be a little disappointed. I can only counsel patience.

          Last year, the stars aligned a little better for the Rams in free agency. They had some prime targets that directly addressed important needs for the team. C Jason Brown was on the radar immediately, with the team setting up a meeting within 48 hours of the start of free agency. They worked out a deal with CB Ron Bartell, who was an unrestricted free agent, within a week. There was talk about signing SS James Butler in the early days of free agency too, but the team didn't reach a deal with him until two weeks into free agency.

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          All is not lost. If you're starting to despair that A.J. Feeley might be the only roster move the Rams make, be patient. It's telling that the Rams had scheduled a visit with RB Darren Sproles during the brief window when it looked like he would be a free agent.

          As for trades, I expect the Rams to at least explore some options via that route, but those take time to hammer out deals.
          -03-06-2010, 08:30 AM