The uncapped year has brought about a lot of stunning results from the lack of signings in unrestricted free agents to the flurry of trades of restricted free agents.
Now, another development has occurred and if the National Football League Players Association had any sense they accept whatever the NFL is proposing in regards to a collective bargaining agreement.
Players have lost considerable amount of money due to the lack of salary floors, because of this veterans on bad teams are now getting cut left and right.
First it was New York Jets guard Alan Faneca as he was replaced by a second round draft pick.
Followed by the Jacksonville Jaguars long time defensive tackle John Henderson as Adam Schefter of ESPN announced that the Henderson has been cut after the Jaguars took two defensive tackles in the last weeks National Football League Draft.
Then the New England Patriots linebacker Adalius Thomas as the Patriots took a slew of linebackers in the Draft as well.
There will be more cuts to come as teams will be jettisoning players that they cannot get rid of that they replaced in the Draft.
In the end, things are only going to get worst for the players before they get better without a new CBA.
According to ProFootballTalk.com, the Buffalo Bills contacted the Baltimore Ravens prior to last weeks National Football League Draft in regards to restricted free agent Jared Gaither.
That means the Bills may not be done addressing their roster just yet.
If the Baltimore Ravens had any intentions on keeping Gaither long term they would have signed him to a long term contract, which would cost a lot of money as starting left tackles are one of the highest paid players on the team due to their importance to a team.
However, the Baltimore Ravens don’t have to pay Gaither, because they drafted offensive tackle Michael Oher in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft and the Ravens believe he will be even better than Gaither. Also, Oher is cheaper due to the fact that he was selected in the lower part of the first round where contracts are not as high as the beginning of the round.
With teams knowing that the Ravens would have to do something about Gaither nobody is going to give up any significant compensation to acquire Gaither.
In the end, the best thing for the Ravens is to just take what they can get for Gaither.
Wide receiver Naaman Roosevelt didn’t get drafted last week by any team during the National Football League Draft.
However, Roosevelt lucked out and gets to live the dream as he signed a undrafted free agent contract with the team he grew up watching in the Buffalo Bills.
According to WGR 550, Roosevelt announced his intentions on his Facebook page of signing with the Bills, which was announced later by the team.
Roosevelt will join a young group of wide receivers battling for the fifth and sixth wide receiver spots as the Bills did not bring back wide receivers Terrell Owens and Josh Reed.
Also, Bills head coach Chan Gailey went on record stating that e prefers bigger wide receivers, which means if wide receiver Roscoe Parrish doesn’t step up his game he is going to wind being a roster cut right before the season.
In the end, hopefully Roosevelt makes the team and eventually a star as the Bills need another starting wide receiver