Dominik Says No Cap Floor This YearJuly 29th, 2011
Those obsessed with the Bucs spending money should be pleased to know the team has another year before the NFL cares about how many millions fly out of Team Glazer’s vaults at One Buc Palace.
Feel free to bang your head against the wall.
Per the post-practice Twittering of Bucs beat writer Stephen Holder — and a drum pounded all day by BSPN’s John Clayton — Mark Dominik says there is no salary cap floor for the 2011 season.
@StephenHolder - Just had chat with Mark Dominik. He clarified that the per team salary cap minimum DOES NOT apply this year. So everyone calm down.
It seems the NFL decided that forcing bottom-spending teams to spend gobs of cash in 2011 in a matter of days post-lockout wasn’t fair, or it simply was a part of the new labor agreement that saves owners some coin in the early year(s).
If nothing else, if the Bucs check-in with a low payroll again, look for legions of Bucs fans to blame Team Glazer and Manchester United, and claim they won’t go to games regardless of the team’s record.