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Bears, Jags plan no staff layoffs or furloughs, either

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Earlier today, we pointed out (via SportsBusiness Daily) that the Vikings, Saints, and Colts would not be laying off employees or placing them on furlough during a lockout.

Two more teams can be added to the list.

The Jaguars, also via SportsBusiness Daily, plan “to operate business as usual.”  Also, Larry Mayer of the Bears’ official website reports that team CEO Ted Phillips has informed coaches and staff members that they won’t face layoffs, furloughs, or immediate pay cuts in the event of a lockout.

The Bears plan to conduct business as usual in order to maintain a competitive advantage once the lockout ends.  Pay cuts would be instituted in the event of a lockout that lasts into the regular season.

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8 Responses to “Bears, Jags plan no staff layoffs or furloughs, either”
  1. tommytd says: Mar 5, 2011 12:02 AM

    THE BEARS ARE GOING TO PAY THEIR COACHES AND STAFF DURING A LOCKOUT…I’LL BELIEVE THAT WHEN I SEE IT! REMEMBER…THESE ARE THE MCKASKEYS YOU’RE DEALING WITH! LOL

  2. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Mar 5, 2011 7:07 AM

    So the poorest team in the league isn’t making any cuts and the Jets seem to be pinching every penny? That just doesn’t make any sense.

  3. CKL says: Mar 5, 2011 10:14 AM

    Good for the owners of these franchises. Weaver takes heat a lot of times (from me, it’s because he keeps Jack DelRio as his HC) but I have to commend him especially for this. Small market team MINUS tv revenue money still doing this? Good dude.

  4. colonel4ngus says: Mar 5, 2011 10:37 AM

    @tommytd – take off your parachute pants, retire the members only jacket, turn the page on the 1980′s already, and stop perpetuating myths.

    look at the contracts of julius peppers, shamu manumaleuna, chet taylor, tommie harris, vasher, moose muhammad, john tait, thomas smith, etc., and you’ll clearly see the bears issue isn’t a lack of spending, their issue is spending money wisely.

    long gone are the days of the “cheap” bears, they’ve been in the top 10 in total salary for the past three seasons, so get with the times.

  5. jvillenole says: Mar 5, 2011 10:49 AM

    @whatchutalkinabouthillis

    Not sure where you get your information, but the Jaguars are far from the “poorest” team in the league.

    This BS perception about the Jaguars has got to stop. Do some research before you open your pie-hole.

  6. jc1958cool says: Mar 5, 2011 11:10 AM

    it says “nothing immediate” , yeah right!

  7. rcali says: Mar 5, 2011 8:23 PM

    How does that taste Jets employees?

  8. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Mar 6, 2011 12:42 AM

    @ jvillenole: My mistake, I should have said least valuable team in the league, that doesn’t always mean poorest.
    http://www.forbes.com/lists/2010/30/football-valuations-10_NFL-Team-Valuations_Rank.html

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