Some of you may not know this, but the new league year has not officially begun because the new collective bargaining agreement has not been officially signed. For the last two weeks, the NFL and NFLPA have been working to finalize the CBA, and both are expected to ratify it today in Washington, DC.
Some of the new details emerging from the CBA include (via Mark Maske of the Washington Post):
Players' appeals on illegal hits are heard by former-coaches and players Art Shell and Ted Cottrell, who were jointly appointed by league and union.
Commissioner Roger Goodell retains full authority to enforce personal conduct policy.
HGH testing with not be part of the new CBA.
The other detail in the new CBA is that, when ratified today at 4 p.m. Eastern, all NFL team must be under the 120 mill dollar salary cap. No exceptions.
This has forced many fans to ask, 'Who is over the cap?' Well, PFT has a story out detailing who is and isn't. Surprisingly, the Colts are the team with the second most cap space in the league right now at $15.7 mill.
Um, yeah. So now Indy has money. I just have one thought upon hearing this news...
SIGN SOME MORE FREE AGENTS, CHRIS!!!