Bears, Jags plan no staff layoffs or furloughs, either

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.

8 responses to “Bears, Jags plan no staff layoffs or furloughs, either

  1. 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. 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. 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. @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. @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.

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