Teams pass on chance to squat on 160 UFAs
The labor deal has a little-known provision that gives teams that ability to squat on unrestricted free agents who haven’t signed elsewhere by June 1. As of June 1, the player’s most recent team can offer a contract worth 110 percent of his prior year’s base salary (if it was a rookie contract that expired) or 110 percent of his total compensation from the prior season (for non-rookie deals).
The list contains 160 names, including Broncos receiver Brandon Stokley and linebacker Keith Brooking, Chiefs safety Abram Elam and running back Peyton Hillis
This provision must be little-known, because it's my business to know stuff about football, and I'd never heard of it. Nice job bringing some real knowledge, Florio.
In other news, did you notice that the nephew of Hercules himself, Mr. Peyton "Madden Cover" Hillis, doesn't have a job, and wasn't even valued enough by the Chiefs for them to lock him up for 110% of last year's bargain price? Remember when I declared White Boy Day? Remember when my friend accounted for more than half of the vote, and rigged the Madden cover election? Oh, how the mighty have fallen in only two years.