Judge David Doty has agreed to hear arguments on Sept. 6 regarding the NFL Players Association's claim that the league and its owners conspired in collusion to establish a "secret $123 million salary cap" in 2010.
The union filed a federal lawsuit against the NFL, alleging that the league and its owners conspired in collusion to establish a "secret $123 million salary cap" in 2010, which under the previous labor agreement was designated as an uncapped year.
Former Dolphins great Zach Thomas has filed a grievance against the Kansas City Chiefs for his 2009 salary for cutting him without an injury settlement after he suffered a concussion early in training camp.
While Bill Parcells says he is committed to the Dolphins as executive VP of football operations through the 2009 season, he now has an unrestricted option to walk away from the team with his fully-guaranteed salary.
If the Rams win six games under Jim Haslett, combined with other performance factors, he and his defensive staff would earn extensions that would assure them of a salary for 2009 if they get fired, the sources said.