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Owners' math simply doesn't add up

Salary cap can't roll back that far when contract numbers are on the rise

Originally Published: March 18, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Something has bothered me about the stalled NFL labor talks for months.

The problem became crystal clear when full details of the NFL owners' last offer were revealed last Friday. Before the NFL Players Association decertified last Friday afternoon, owners increased their offer from $131 million in player costs in 2011 to $141 million, with hopes of getting a negotiating extension.

Although that was a move in the right direction and was a solid counter ...

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