A Change To Base Salaries Could Avoid Player Unrest

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  1. Source: Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk.com [ Full Article ]

    When guys like Derrick Dockery and Nate Clements got huge paydays in free agency, we immediately concluded that premier players throughout the league would begin to scrutinize their own contracts. Some coaches realize that this could be a problem, too. As 49ers coach Mike Nolan told Judy Battista of the New York Times, "It is a concern. They have agents, and agents will be in their ear. They see the numbers handed out. My thing is you'll get a deal, but you've got to play out your deal. Maybe youll strike it rich. When your contract is up, you get an opportunity as a free agent. By last year's numbers, you got a great deal. This year's numbers, maybe it doesn't look as great."