The Falcons, who took a $6.4 million salary cap hit during the 2009 season after releasing Michael Vick in June of 2009, may receive some relief from the league.
“It is being reviewed,” League spokeman Greg Aiello wrote in an email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “No determination has been made.”
The fine folks over at ProFootballTalk.com reported on this earlier. Jeff Schultz has a blog up on Vick maybe owing the Falcons some money. The Falcons have a “confidentiality agreement” and are not talking.
Also, we are getting some bizarre information that has to be checked out on whether if he’ll be paying the Falcons or some other entity. (We’re hearing their rights to the money may have be assigned to a third party. Hmmm!)
So for now, let’s focus on the salary cap issue and find out if they Falcons will get some more money to go salary-cap casualty shopping over the weekend. Or do they save the credit until next season?
They have agreed to terms with safety James Sanders and his signing is expected to be announced today. He was set to make $2.8 million, but was released by New England.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog