NFL is learning the hard way

Paul KasprzakContributor IApril 11, 2010

At one point in time the National Football League Players Association thought that an uncapped year would be a gold mine for the players.  Well players are learning the hard way that it is the complete opposite.

In addition to players whose contract expires that have less than six years of service losing their chance at unrestricted free agency, some of the veteran players are learning that an uncapped year was the worst thing possible.

According to, there are still a ton of solid veteran players that are still available.  Some of the names include linebacker Antonio Pierce, center Kevin Mawae, wide receiver Terrell Owens, and safety Ken Hamlin.

Some of them will be signed to fill holes that were not addressed in the draft, but not a lot as the main reason that many of them aren’t signed is due to the final eight plan that prevents the last eight teams eliminated in the playoffs from signing a unrestricted free agent until they lose one.

In the end, it is going to be a long offseason for these veterans.

Good night and good luck.