How does a Rookie Wage Scale effect Dareus, Jones, Carpenter, Ingram?
by Jim Morris
Editor, TideFans.com Pro Sports
July 18, 2011
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The Rookie Wage Scale and Bama's First Round Foursome
The thought of Julio Jones losing millions thanks to a new rookie salary cap for NFL newcomers was the focus of a June 24 blog posting by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter
. As Ledbetter points out in his post, compared to last season’s rookie contracts, Jones stands to lose millions under a salary cap. The Rookie Wage Scale, a central focus for NFL owners and players negotiating a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, seems to have taken shape leaving only minor details to be finalized to end the lockout. So just how much will Jones and his fellow Alabama first round draft choices make under a new agreement? Here’s a look, keep in mind, these figures are based on present information we have obtained. This information could change until the new CBA is signed, sealed, and delivered.
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