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Apr24: #NFLDraft Explaining the NFL Rookie pool and Its impact on the salary cap

#NFLDraft Explaining the NFL Rookie pool and Its impact on the salary cap
Apr 25th 2013, 01:21

Jason_OTC ‏@Jason_OTC6m Explaining the NFL Rookie pool and Its impact on the salary cap #NFLDRaft http://overthecap.com/explaining-the-nfl-rookie-pool-and-its-impact-on-the-salary-cap/ … Collapse   Reply   Retweet   Favorite  Buffer    More 1RETWEET I had a question about this in the comments of one of the cap posts and thought it would make a good topic. I think most people have realized I have a page on the site that provides estimates for each teams Rookie Pool, which provides estimates for the cap costs of each player that will be drafted in the 2013 NFL draft. The salary cap has so many parts that it can be confusing at times and I think this just adds another layer of confusion to some and how it affects the salary cap and free agency. So lets examine in a bit more detail. What is the "Rookie Pool"? In the old CBA the NFL had a cap on how many cap dollars could be spent on rookies during their first season in the NFL. This was called the "Entering Player Pool" and was generally considered the "Rookie Pool" or "Rookie Salary Cap".  The league allowed a players cap hit to rise by 25% of his first years cap charge which in theory would keep rookie salaries in check. However, in practice it was not the case as teams and agents used all types of neat little cap mechanisms to render the 25% rule invalid, especially for highly drafted players.  This was a major renegotiating point in the new CBA. Per the current CBA each NFL team is allotted a maximum amount of dollars to spend on their draft picks not only in year 1 cap charges, but also in total value.  Those loopholes that existed in the prior CBA were all eliminated and thus rookies are limited to increases that equal 25% of their first years cap charge. The new CBA refers to these allocations as the "Total Rookie Allocation" and "Year One Rookie Allocation". The values for each team are determined by the...

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