San Diego Chargers Look To Big Money Savings Without Salary Cap

March 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With what could be considered the best restricted free agent class of any team in the NFL, the San Diego Chargers look to benefit the most from the potential big money savings of 2010 being an uncapped year.
The Chargers placed a first- and third-round draft pick tender on four prized players with the hope of keeping them on the roster at significantly reduced price. Those players are linebacker Shawne Merriman, offensive tackle Marcus McNeil, and wide receivers Malcolm Floyd and Vincent Jackson.
Shawne Merriman is scheduled to make $3.269 million in 2010, a guaranteed 10 percent raise from his 2009 salary. Vincent Jackson will make $3.268 million based on his five years of service in the league. Malcolm Floyd and Marcus McNeil both being in the league for four years will make $3.168 million.
It will be a raise for all four players, however it is far less than what they may have possibly made in salary and bonuses had they been unrestricted free agents.

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