Unless the NFL and the NFL Players Association miraculously come to an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement in the next two months, 2010, the last year of the collective bargaining agreement, will be uncapped. Executive director of the NFLPA, DeMaurice Smith, recently reiterated a statement made by his predecessor, the late Gene Upshaw, that if the cap goes away, the players will never agree to it again. That belief might be misplaced, for a number of reasons. There is one reason why some teams won't like an uncapped year: the "Final Eight Plan," which prevents teams in the Divisional Round (the second week) of the playoffs from going on New York Yankees-like spending binges. Teams that lose in the second week will be limited in their ability to sign unrestricted free agents. ...
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