The Solution To the LaMarr Woodley Contract Situation

May 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Being that the NFL—CBA is in it's last year, the dreams of the players that there would be no salary cap, ended up being more of a nightmare. The massive contracts were never handed out, and players that would have been restricted free agents, had no choice but to accept one year tenders.
Many players that have out played their contracts are looking for a raise, and in a lot of those cases, a deserved one. The problem is, without the CBA, players cannot receive a raise that would give them more than an additional 30 percent increase.
Some players, that were selected in the first round of the draft they were in, such as Patrick Willis of the San Francisco 49ers, were able to get a big raise, but only because of their due salary, and it being in the last year of his deal.
Most of his money is paid in two large signing bonuses, but with signing bonuses not able to exceed 40 percent of the contract, players that were taken after the first round, are having to suffer.
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