Millionaire players and billionaire owners aren’t the only ones losing money during the lockout. Here’s our rundown of which teams are cutting employees’ salaries and which ones have vowed not to do so:
Arizona Cardinals: A one-week forced furlough for all non-contracted employees. Cardinals coaching staff are contracted employees and have already seen their salaries cut by 35%.
Atlanta Falcons: Cutting the pay of some office staff.
Carolina Panthers: Owner Jerry Richardson has told employees he won’t cut their pay, lay them off or furlough them during the lockout, even if it lasts several months.
Cleveland Browns: No plans to cut employees’ pay. Mike Holmgren says if it has to happen, it starts with him.
Dallas Cowboys: No plans for any pay cuts or layoffs.
Detroit Lions: Mandatory two-week unpaid furloughs have begun.
Green Bay Packers: Have a contingency plan in place but have not cut pay yet.
Indianapolis Colts: Promised not to cut coaching staff pay even if the lockout extends into the season.
Kansas City Chiefs: Every employee will see a pay cut, no layoffs or furloughs.
Miami Dolphins: Team employees who make more than $75,000 a year will have their pay cut 20 percent. Those with salaries of $50,000 to $75,000 will face a 15 percent pay cut and those making less than $50,000 will face a 10 percent pay cut. GM Jeff Ireland, head coach Tony Sparano and the assistant coaches will get a pay cut starting June 1.
New England Patriots: No decision yet on whether to cut pay.
New York Giants: Promised not to cut coaching staff pay even if the lockout extends into the season.
New York Jets: Football operations employees will take a 25% pay cut. Everyone else will have mandatory furloughs. If no preseason games are missed, the employees will be reimbursed for the money.
Oakland Raiders: The Raiders aren’t reducing pay or putting employees on furlough but are telling employees to sell season tickets.
Philadelphia Eagles: Promised not to cut coaching staff pay even if the lockout extends into the season.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Promised not to cut coaching staff pay even if the lockout extends into the season.
Seattle Seahawks: Promised not to cut coaching staff pay even if the lockout extends into the season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sent employees home without pay for the week following Memorial Day.