Re: Franchise tag in an uncapped year
The CBA situation, after amendments and an extension following the death of NFLPA President Gene Upshaw, contains tail or extinction provisions. The last year of the CBA is an 'uncapped year," but within the construct of the CBA as extended. Uncapped year provisions include allowing each team to franchise one player and tag another as a "transition player," and the ability of teams to sign free agents is limited if they made the final 8 of the playoffs, and mores so if they made the final four.
In the event an uncapped year dawns, it will dawn on March 1. NE P, having only made the final 12, is free to go after free agents, and to tag two players. No one I know thinks NE would tag Wiflord with the transition tag. The problem with the transition tag is the possibility of getting no compensation for losing a player, as illustrated by the Steve Hutchinson to Minnesota fiasco after Seattle used the transition tag on Hutchinson.
--- On Sun, 1/31/10, Machado.Nicholas <machado.nicholas@...> wrote:
From: Machado.Nicholas <machado.nicholas@...>
Subject: Re: [patriotzip] Do you break the bank for a player who plays half the snaps?
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2010, 3:17 PM
Wilfork often says he doesn't want to have the franchise tag put on him.
If there is no CBA isn't the franchise option out the window along with the salary cap?
At 03:45 PM 1/27/2010 -0500, you wrote:
An interesting take on the Wilfork situation:
http://www.patriots daily.com/ 2010/01/should- the-patriots- re-sign-vince- wilfork/
Rich Carreiro rlcarr@rlcarr. com