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Friday, February 6, 2009
Lombardi speaks on Jets cap concerns, Cassel


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

Former NFL executive Michael Lombardi of the National Football Post had an interesting talk Thursday with guest host Ryen Russillo on "The Herd with Colin Cowherd."

Among the topics discussed were Brett Favre's situation and Matt Cassel's franchise tag.

Lombardi reports the New York Jets are $34 million over the salary cap and need to rid themselves of Favre before then.

"The Jets are in real serious cap trouble in terms of managing their cap and being compliant come the first day of the league year, which is Feb. 27," Lombardi said.

Lombardi also brings up the ramifications for Cassel if 2010 becomes an uncapped year.