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30 percent rule limiting Panthers

The “30 percent rule” is one of the aspects of the uncapped year that makes my feeble brain hurt.  It’s also doing damage to teams like the Panthers that have quality young players they would like to re-sign.

Writing for the Charlotte Observer, Charles Chandler notes that Carolina is practically prevented from extending long-term contract offers to Pro Bowlers DeAngelo Williams and Ryan Kalil.

The rule states that player’s base salary in 2010 can’t be more than 30 percent greater than it was in 2009.

“Basically, your hands are tied,” said agent Ben Dogra who represents Kalil.  “There’s no question in my mind, after Ryan just made his first Pro
Bowl, that if the rules hadn’t changed, he’d already have a brand new
deal now.”

The teams could get around the rule by giving players massive signing bonuses and guaranteed money, but that’s a tough sell for agents to pull off.  Jets center Nick Mangold, Giants receiver Steve Smith, and Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata are three other players in limbo.

Through no fault of their own, the timing of this uncapped year is costing these players money and they probably won’t get their deals until a new CBA is reached.


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15 Responses to “30 percent rule limiting Panthers”
  1. GoBrowns19 says: Apr 2, 2010 10:21 AM

    I hope I can pay the rent this month.

  2. ICEWALKER says: Apr 2, 2010 10:25 AM

    Wow, usually unions are there to help the members but looks like this year the union screwed up when they made up the last CBA.

  3. Florio-is-a-tool says: Apr 2, 2010 10:30 AM

    I weep for those players and their agents.

  4. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 2, 2010 10:31 AM

    so instead of gettin a deal for say 5 years 40 million they may only get 5 years 35 million?
    man that sucks

  5. Meldog says: Apr 2, 2010 10:35 AM

    best thing that ever happened to Carolina.

  6. dabarber says: Apr 2, 2010 10:43 AM

    Good–now maybe they wont get lazy.

  7. Dutch says: Apr 2, 2010 10:56 AM

    Why not do a 1- year extension as a stop gap for these guys? You give them a $10 million bonus (mostly roster bonus, part signing) to extend their deal for one more season. It doesn’t give the player the long-term mega-deal they want, but it gets them a big chunk of money now in exchange foe delaying their bigger payday for a year. The team doesn’t have to take on a huge turd-risk by putting too much into a signing bonus, and the player doesn’t have to risk playing out this season with no security.

  8. pilot08 says: Apr 2, 2010 12:03 PM

    Ddub deserves it.. the most underpaid player in the nfl by far.. pay the man

  9. HarrisonHits says: Apr 2, 2010 12:17 PM

    Just another example of how the league and union are acting like idiots instead of partners and hurting everyone involved.

  10. salmen76 says: Apr 2, 2010 12:43 PM

    I dissagree
    What’s limiting the kitty-cats is the “they only have 30% of a brain syndrome”…….they just straight up suck……and will continue to suck…..don’t try to blame it on no stinkin rules…..the kitty cats are soon to be the lions of the past few years…….and i love it……cuz i’m a fan of the World Champion New Orleans Saints…..that sure sounds good comin outa my mouth……the World Champion Saints….ha ha….the kitty-cats nor the dirty-birds can say that……ha ha…..life is so great…..now if we can just keep the cowgirls from ever winning another title life will get even better……ha ha…..

  11. akuehn713 says: Apr 2, 2010 12:48 PM

    Does anybody out there still think that Gene Upshaw was so great? I mean other than the 32 elderly billionaires that are laughing their asses off.
    Upshaw’s Brag List:
    1.) Lined his pockets.
    2.) Negotiated a CBA that was a band aid, rather than any type of long term solution.
    3.) Lied to the players about the “benefits” of an uncapped year.
    4.) Did nothing for disabled veteran players other than threaten to make their issues worse by “breaking their necks.”
    5.) Put the Union in an awkward position as he prepped for retirement by not grooming a successor because he was afraid that they would try to replace him.
    I want to vomit when I hear any compliments towards that turd. He is largely responsible for the lockout if/when it occurs.

  12. Pantherfan10 says: Apr 2, 2010 1:07 PM

    salmen76 says:
    April 2, 2010 12:43 PM
    =========
    Do they not have middleschool on good friday? Your “paragraph” gives me a headache, I think you need more ………..’s

  13. Bite-me-Florio says: Apr 2, 2010 3:37 PM

    salmen76 says:
    April 2, 2010 12:43 PM
    I dissagree
    What’s limiting the kitty-cats is the “they only have 30% of a brain syndrome”…….they just straight up suck……and will continue to suck…..don’t try to blame it on no stinkin rules…..the kitty cats are soon to be the lions of the past few years…….and i love it……cuz i’m a fan of the World Champion New Orleans Saints…..that sure sounds good comin outa my mouth……the World Champion Saints….ha ha….the kitty-cats nor the dirty-birds can say that……ha ha…..life is so great…..
    God i wish the panthers can one day equal the absurd amount of success that the “world Chumps” New Oleans Aints have had in their wonderful tenure as a (joke of a)franchise. You stumbled into a franchise qb and one Peyton manning mistake and we have to listen to this crap from mud bugg suckers like you. The Superdome is carolina’s home away from home. Yaw suck always have sucked and no amount of lucky wins in the big game will ever make up for total embarassment you have been to the league. now find your brown bag put it back on your sister’s head and resume being useless to society.

  14. Bious says: Apr 2, 2010 6:43 PM

    They need to worry about getting an actual QB

  15. stellaboycarl says: Apr 2, 2010 9:22 PM

    Bious needs to stop watching ESPN cause his comment on them needing a QB is obviously the same repition we get from those idiots who would like to think they know what Carolina needs.
    what we need is WRs or the Aints fans to realize that should something happen to brees their hopes of ever repeating in the playoffs will go away forever

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