The Oakland Raiders as well as the Jacksonville Jaguars are the 2 National football League's organizations that are beneath the 89% cash spending threshold required by next March of 2017 this basically means they are significantly below the minimum.
NFLPA ED, DeMaurice Smith made it clear that the Oakland Raiders are a full $41 million under the required spending limit they must be at come spring 2017. The Jacksonville Jaguars, as well, are currently a full $28 million shy of the collectively bargained requirements.
Oakland Raiders were limited on their spending prior to this season because of existing contracts relating to former players which subsiquently created "dead money" on the Raider payroll. The Raiders to be sure arent losing sleep ove rthe issue. They should easily reach the minimum simply by restructuing contracts for QB Derek Carr and LB/ DE Khalil Mack.
Jacksonville has made strategic decisions to ensure for 2016 and '17 are bigger spending years as the continue to work on building a strong foundation based on the draft.
As recently as a month ago Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell stated: "The philosophy is you've got to look, at least for us, not this year but next year. We have some very key guys on our team that are going to be free agents or going to be in their third year and able to redo their contracts". "You have to judge, 'How much of it can we spend this year to get us where we need to be to win championships? But how much can we do it so we can retain the guys and get them into deals that we can be good for a long period of time?'"
the same Demaurice Smith went on to wax on the future while attending the Player union's yearly Super Bowl news conference claiming that the salary cap is continuing to grow including again this coming year. according to Smith total spending by teams with regard to the players, including benefits, will climb to aproximately $200 million per each NFL franchise. that includes the notion that nearly $40 million may be designated toward player benefits.
Executive committee member Matt Hasselbeck- husband of wife and Fox News co-host Elisibeth Hasselback- stressed that todays NFL players are more forthcoming with regard to share injury information with medical personnel.
"When I got in the league, it was a no-no to be honest with the medical professional on the sideline," said Indianapolis Colts Hasselbeck, He has recently finished his 17th season as an NFL player and recalls days when "You were thought of as a wimp" for sharing too much information concering personal injuries.
"We've learned as players it's our job, everybody's job, to take ownership of the culture of the locker room. We have to educate younger guys, and sometimes older guys [such as coaches]. Be honest with your medical personnel. Whatever we fight for, it trickles down."
NFL Players Association President Eric Winston, who is currently an offensive tackle with the Cincinati Bengals, was pressed about rumored complaints from certain coaching staffs that there just isn't enough practice time these days to prepare players to the extent necessary. He scoffed at the idea, calling it "a cop-out."
"If you can't teach a young guy in 30 minutes because you only have 20 minutes, then you have to change your teaching skills," said Winston, who is a nine-year NFL veteran.
"For some reason the onus has been put on the players to learn something rapidly instead of the teacher to teach something differently. You see some teams have rookies who play well year in and year out and there's something to that. They're probably being taught in a different way."
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