Published: February 16th, 2010 | Tags: Brett Favre, Jason Taylor, Kansas City Chiefs, LaDainian Tomlinson, Malcolm Kelly, Mike Shanahan, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Ray Edwards, Roger Goodell, Tennessee Titans, Tony Brown, Washington Redskins
Vikings DE Ray Edwards will be a restricted free agent if the NFL and players union don’t have a new deal by March 5. Edwards isn’t too happy about that, not to mention the fact that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell makes $9 million per year — considerably more than most players.
“I don’t see him out there getting hit or nothing like that,” Edwards told the Minneapolis Star Tribune last weekend. “The commissioner makes $9 million, so you tell me where the balance is? He doesn’t put his life on the line, he pushes a pen.”
A lack of a collective bargaining agreement would mean players can only become unrestricted free agents after six years of service instead of four. More than 200 players, including Edwards, would be affected by that change.
“It’s frustrating because we play this game to take care of our family and we eventually are at the team’s mercy of what they are going to do with us,” Edwards said.
Other interesting items around the Web on Tuesday:
- One Star-Tribune columnist believe Brett Favre‘s ego will not allow him to retire this offseason.
- LaDainian Tomlinson‘s Chargers days appear to be over, and the Kansas City Star points out that the AFC West rival Chiefs could use him.
- Jason Taylor will be in Boston to attend a week-long seminar at Harvard Business School, so will he talk to the Patriots while he’s there?
- Titans DT Tony Brown wants a contract extension after his solid 2009 season, but he could end up with a one-year tender.
- Malcolm Kelly likes new Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. He really, really likes him.