Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Philadelphia Eagles

The new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) agreed upon Monday, July 25, 2011 by the NFLPA and days ago by the owners has brought about some new rules and regulations. That includes teams no longer being allowed to use the transition and franchise tags in the same season. With that, the Philadelphia Eagles rescinded the transition tag placed on kicker David Akers back in February.
Akers is 36 years-old and signed with the Eagles back in 199 after being cut by three different teams. He has set the franchise record for points, field goals, extra points, and games player in the regular season and playoffs.
Kicker wise, only Jan Stenerud (six) and Morten Andersen(seven) have made more Pro Bowls.
Since being in Philadelphia, Akers' three former teams (Giants, Cowboys, Redskins) have gone through a combined 31 kickers.
Transition tags used to pay players the average of the top 10 other players at that position. It also gave teams the ability to match any offer given to that player in free agency. That was under the old CBA though.

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