NFL Approves New CBA Terms Which Would Mean Alshon Jeffrey Will NOT Be An Eagle Next Year If Approved

NFL has agreed to new CBA terms today. This is no surprise and was expected to happen fairly soon. Players still need to vote but if approved this is going to mean a whole bunch of things to a whole bunch of people. I want to focus on the Eagles for a minute.

With the new agreement there would be post June 1 cuts. If you are thinking…what does a post June 1 cut mean, here is an explanation:

The post-June 1 designation is a key tool for NFL teams in the offseason. In short: it enables teams to spread out the dead money cap hit that comes with releasing a player and divvies it up across two years, instead of one”
The reason this is so important is because of players like Alshon Jeffery. The Eagles have made it very clear that they are looking to move on from some big names on the roster. They were the oldest team by average age last year and that has to change in 2020. The problem is his big contract. In the current CBA if the Eagles wanted to release Alshon it would result in $26.1 million against the cap this year. A number that would be one of the highest in NFL history for that type of situation.
But with the new CBA the Eagles would have the ability to cut Alshon and split the dead money hit over 2020 and 2021. This would all but certainly guarantees that Jeffery will not be back next year for Philadelphia.
Tip your cap for helping this team win their only Super Bowl but at the end of the day it’s just business.
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