What to know about an uncapped year

Originally Published: March 5, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

In 2006, NFL owners were on the verge of losing the salary cap.

Many high-revenue owners resisted continuing with the cap under a revenue-sharing plan that they detested. Still, then-commissioner Paul Tagliabue worked out a deal with the late Gene Upshaw, then the NFLPA executive director, that favored the players but preserved the cap.

Within a year, a majority of the owners felt the 2006 collective bargaining extension was so bad, they couldn't wait to get out of it. ...

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