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Update [2006-3-8 23:17:24 by Grizz]: Gene Upshaw says he will grant the delay in free agency, pushing it back to Saturday morning at 12:01 AM. The deal is a 6-year extension of the CBA. At least we won't have to go through this again for a while.

From the ESPN article on the deal:

Free agency, put off twice by the protracted negotiations between the owners and players, now will start at 12:01 a.m. Friday. NFL owners, however, are trying to get in touch with Upshaw in order to ask for a 24-hour delay to the start of free agency, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports. If Upshaw grants the extension, free agency would then begin at 12:01 a.m. ET Saturday.

Come on Upshaw, be the voice of reason and say no way, we need free agency to start ASAP.

Also from the article:

The agreement concludes weeks of contentious negotiations between the league and the NFL Players' Association. The new extension will add nearly $8 million to the 2006 salary cap, pushing it to $102 million, Mortensen reports.

So Mort says only $8 million more, not 10 million as previously reported.