“We wound up in a situation where unfortunately (savings) didn’t happen across the league as much as it could have happened,” Atallah said.
After four months at a standstill, the league and NFLPA reached agreement on a CBA just before the start of the 2011 preseason. That triggered a series of paydays for unsigned rookies, free agents and veterans due roster bonuses that were delayed until the NFL’s calendar year officially began.
There also were no regular-season game checks missed, which would have hit the wallet of every NFL player. SportsBusiness Journal reported the NFLPA took out a $44 million insurance policy that would have paid $200,000 to each player if the entire 2011 campaign was canceled.
There also won’t be a Revis reunion with the Patriots. They kept Malcolm Butler at shutdown and Duron Harmon at nickel with a splurge on Stephon Gilmore to replace Logan Ryan. They are rather deep at both safety and corner.
It’s not surprising that Jason McCourty, who was released by the Titans only a week before the draft, didn’t need to worry much about finding another team. He is a younger, more versatile defensive back than Revis, and got signed that way by the Browns (at two years, $6 million) last week.
Revis looked terrible covering wide receivers in 2016, and there’s no indication that his eroding skills will get a new life at a new position. It will also be hard to shake the “disinterested” dissing Cheap Jerseys Stitched he deservedly got.
He doesn’t exactly fit Dallas, either, with its zone coverage scheme. The Cowboys, however, despite Cheap Jerseys Paypal Payment drafting four defensive backs — Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Louis, Xavier Woods and Marquez White — is very green at the position. Second-year man Anthony Brown and 30-year-old Nolan Carroll are the projected starters after the team moved on from both Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr. There’s also a transition at safety, where Jeff Heath is working to replace Barry Church.