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Saturday, March 04, 2006

Still no new CBA

Even though owners and the NFLPA have resumed meetings on a new CBA, nothing has been ironed out yet.

If something doesn't happen soon, most teams will go back into panic mode and begin purging themselves of high-priced vets once again.

Teams have until 6 p.m. Sunday to be under the salary cap, be it $95.5 million or $105 million. That's why the Steelers are in a holding pattern right now with what else they will do.

Nobody is really sure what the cap is going to be, but everyone has two plans in place, just in case.

This is my 14th season covering this league and I've never seen it in a situation like this. NFL popularity is at an all-time high. Can't these guys see that they are risking everything by not coming to some kind of deal?

But, when nobody wants to budge, this is what you get.

The great Gordon Gecko once said, "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good." But that couldn't be further from the truth right now for the NFL or its players.

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