I think you'll see a lot more of this around the league than perhaps some observers believe:
The Steelers, one of the league's most popular and successful franchises, plan to follow a self-imposed cap in 2010 and won't take advantage of the lack of a collective bargaining agreement to add more quality free agents than usual.
I fully expect Ted Thompson and the Packers to go down this path. As the article goes on to mention, the possibility of having to get out of a problem that would be created if things went "back to normal" once a new CBA gets done, makes staying the course cap-wise the smart thing to do. Oh sure, a Dallas or Washington might swoop in and overpay (even more than usual) for some big names, but as we've seen - paying for a 'name' in March doesn't mean anything when the games start in September. The Steerlers, Packers and any teams that operate as though a cap is still in place in 2010, will be doing themselves an immense favor.
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