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NFL CBA Series: Dead Money and Acceleration

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In order to speak on acceleration, I believe it necessary to first explain “dead money.” It is essentially cap space that a team has already been dedicated to a player (through bonus or guarantees).

Since all salary a player receives must eventually count against the cap, any salary a team has paid (or later fully guaranteed money) that has yet to count against the salary cap is dead money. It’s the League’s way of ensuring a team allocates the money it has spent to the cap. Otherwise, how would it truly be a hard-cap league? Continue reading

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