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Tony Gonzalez Traded to The Falcons and More

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez, 33, has been traded to the Atlanta Falcons, in exchange for a 2nd round draft pick next year.

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Gonzalez caught 96 passes for 1,058 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2008. Has a the NFL career records for tight ends with 916 receptions, 10,940 yards receiving, 76 TDs receiving and 26 100-yard receiving games.  He is the only tight end in the NFL to be selected to play in in ten pro bowls,

Posted by:  EAOnks

Inside the NFL Free Agency Begins

NFL free agency officially began this morning at 12:01 a.m. ET.

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NFL Free Agency

NFL Free Agency (1993-Present)

In his closing arguments over Plan B free agency, the NFL’s attorney, Frank Rothman, said that removing Plan B “would be the destruction of the National Football League that we know today.”

That day came in 1993.

White v. NFL led to the “White Settlement,” which is what brought about a new form of free agency. Any veteran with at least five years of experience (eventually lowered to four) would become unrestricted free agents. However, it allowed teams to name its most valuable player as a “Franchise” player, and in the first and final two years of the CBA, it could name a player as a “Transition” players, each of which restricted their movement on the market.

Players with three or four seasons of experience were subject to the same right of first refusal/compensation system as before, essentially what we know today as restricted free agency. Teams had exclusive negotiating rights to players with fewer than three years of experience—what we know as exclusive rights free agents.

The settlement also brought about the salary cap. In 1994, the salary cap was introduced to the NFL because player salaries in 1993 reached the agreed upon 67 percent of team revenues. Set at $34.6 million for its initial season, the cap intended to serve as an equalizer in response to free agency.

  • Patriotstrade Matt Cassel (Quarterback) and Mike Valeran (Linebacker) for a second round draft pick to the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Cardinals free agent Antionio Smith (Defensive End) signed  a five-year, $35 million contract that included a $12.5 million signing bonus. 
  • Detriot  Lions have traded John Kinta (Quarterback) to Dallas for  Anthony Henry (Cornerback)
  • Dallas Cowboys signed free agent and former Atlanta Falcon linebacker Keith Brooking to a three-year contract.
  • Dallas released 17-year veteran quarterback Brad Johnson on Thursday.
  • Detriot Lions signed Bryant Johnson (Wide Receiver) to a three-year, $9 million contract 
  • Buffalo Bills signed formers Carolina Panthers center/guard Geoff Hangartner
  • Detriot Lions reportedly tried to trade for Denver Broncos (Quarterback) Jay Cutler.

Deal of the century:

  • Redskins get  former Tennessee Titan’s All-Pro defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth for 7 years, $100 MILLION

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