NFL Labor Talks: Five Cleveland Brown Starters Remain Unsigned

May 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Now that the draft is over, like every other team in the NFL, the Cleveland Browns now have to focus on getting all their players signed and in camp.
D'Qwell Jackson, Jerome Harrison, Lawrence Vickers, Abe Elam, and Matt Roth are the five restricted free agents who did not sign their second-round tenders prior to the April 15 deadline.
Their rights still remain with the Browns, but they have no contract.
While signing guys who aren't happy with their original offer is tough enough, the looming showdown over the Collective Bargaining Agreement adds a new wrinkle to the already-complicated situation.
Since the 2010 season is an uncapped year, teams are free to spend as much as they want on their rosters without penalty of a tax for spending over a pre-set cap. However, many teams have been reluctant to spend freely due to the unknown factors.
If a team spends too much money that carries over into 2011 and 2012, a new CBA could add penalties after the fact.

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