Most of the talk related to this weekend’s team OTAs revolved around those who were not in camp and the word money. Whether it was Tom Brady discussing his contract matters at a flag football event over the weekend or Chris Johnson’s potential holdout, we know that people are trying to get paid in 2010. However, there is a minor problem.
As Bill Polian astutely points out in regards to his missing star players, Reggie Wayne and Robert Mathis, doing deals is a slippery slope at this point.
Polian told ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky that the lack of a collective bargaining agreement damages opportunities for new contracts:
“We’re not in a regular environment, that’s the problem. I’ve spoken to both their agents, and I certainly respect both men and they make a good case. But the problem is we don’t have a system, and without a system you don’t know where contracts might or might not fit.”
New York Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis is in a different situation from Wayne and Mathis, two seasoned NFL vets.
In his fourth year, Revis skipped voluntary workouts over the weekend in a form of protesting his current financial situation with the team. Working under a six-year deal, he will only make $1 million this season.
Revis wants to be the highest paid cornerback in the NFL.
Clearly, we are headed towards a holdout or two…or three during training camp around the league. These things happen, especially when the league does not have a financial structure past 2010.
That leads us to this week’s performer, Pink Floyd. I’m not into all of that psychedelic craziness they get into but I dig the cash register at the beginning. It’s rather fitting for these days.