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  1. Bucs ready to start offseason work

    Pat Yasinskas

    The rules of the collective bargaining agreement have prevented new Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith and his staff from spending any quality time with their players. But that's about to change. Tampa Bay's offseason program kicks off Monday with condit...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  2. Countdown to offseason work

    Pat Yasinskas

    It won't be too long before NFC South players get back to work. Offseason programs don't start as early as they once did, due to changes in the collective bargaining agreement, but they'll be starting this month. The offseason program now is broke...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  3. What Mark Barron can expect to earn

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tampa Bay safety Mark Barron is the only NFC South first-round pick yet to sign a contract, but I seriously doubt you're going to see any holdout that will keep him out of training camp. With the new collective bargaining agreement, you might not ...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  4. NFLPA begins legal challenges

    Pat Yasinskas

    Appeals of player suspensions in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program haven't been filed yet, but the NFL Players Association has gone ahead and started the legal ball rolling. The union filed a grievance with the NFL's vice president of labor a...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  5. What first-round picks can expect

    Pat Yasinskas

    One of the best things about the NFL's collective-bargaining agreement that went into place last year is that rookie salaries are pretty much slotted. There's some room for negotiation, but not much. You can pretty much look at the contracts last ...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  6. Drew Brees asked to be exempt from tag

    Pat Yasinskas

    Back in the dull days of last summer's lockout there was a story that got some brief attention but quietly faded away as a new collective bargaining agreement was reached. Drew Brees and Peyton Manning, two of the named plaintiffs in the antitrust...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  7. Updating cap numbers

    Pat Yasinskas

    We've got a little update to our earlier item on salary-cap figures for 2012. ESPN's John Clayton has a very interesting note about how part of the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement allows teams to carry over unused salary-cap room from 2011....

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  8. Falcons hoping to get vets on field

    Pat Yasinskas

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- It's a very interesting day here as the Atlanta Falcons continue juggling their practice schedule. Initially, they were supposed to do their padded practice Thursday morning. But that plan changed Wednesday night because the...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  9. Final Eight Plan shouldn't limit Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    If you're worried about the Final Eight Plan limiting what the Atlanta Falcons can do in free agency, stop it. The plan was a one-time thing, instituted in 2010's uncapped year. It impacted the New Orleans Saints, who won the Super Bowl the season...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  10. Panthers have shot at FA record for silence

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Carolina Panthers are the only team in the NFL that has not signed a single free agent in 2009 and 2010. That's according to ESPN Stats & Information and it backs up a common belief that Carolina owner Jerry Richardson has been preparing f...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  11. Random NFC South thoughts

    Pat Yasinskas

    Random thoughts from around the NFC South. I generally don't give a lot of fantasy football advice. But let's say a friend asked me who would be a good tight end to draft this year. I'd say Tampa Bay's Kellen Winslow. He says his knee is feeling c...

    Blog | May 26, 2011
  12. Saints lead league in potential free agents

    Pat Yasinskas

    Hypothetically speaking, and everything's hypothetical in this time of NFL labor uncertainty, the New Orleans Saints lead the league with 27 potential free agents. Check out this chart put together by NFC West colleague Mike Sando, but keep in min...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  13. Exploring the uncertainty of franchise tags

    Pat Yasinskas

    As with just about everything else in the NFL, there is huge uncertainty when it comes to the use of franchise tags. Get ready to start hearing a lot more about this. According to the league and its teams, franchise tags can be assigned starting T...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  14. Jackson's contract would revert to Bucs

    Pat Yasinskas

    Although his contract originally was supposed to expire at the end of last season, suspended safety Tanard Jackson's final year of his rookie deal would toll over to 2011 if he's reinstated. That's all subject to change as the NFL and its players ...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  15. Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson: Labor talks not going w...

    Pat Yasinskas

    Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, one of the leaders in labor talks between the National Football League and its players, said negotiations are not going well.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2011
  16. 2011 NFC South opponents

    Pat Yasinskas

    We don't know yet if there will be a 2011 season, due to the labor uncertainty, but we know who the NFC South teams will be facing if the owners and players reach an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. The NFL has released the list...

    Blog | January 03, 2011