I know some of this is emotional and BB is just playing the NFL business game by the new rules, but for different reasons I find the cuts of Ty, Alge and Nick today reinforce the issues I have with the (latest) NFL CBA. I also realise none of these guys are on the breadline and I am sure plenty will disagree with me, but it seems to be a system that does not reward (and therefore encourage) loyalty/ provide security for players during their career. If anything, what the Ravens just did might be even worse. The first part I do not like is all three of these players are presently injured. Other leagues can get around injured players counting against the cap and even have them being paid off an insurance scheme. It just seems wrong to me to be cutting a player in that circumstance, especially veterans. Getting to individual cases, Ty signed with the Patriots for a home down discount. Sure since then he has been declining with regard to injuries / apparent commitment to football, but he is still a serviceable player. Sure, he probably is happy to go play in Texas. However, to me, this kind of makes a joke of the hometown discount for FAs. The only reason they should do this is if they are afraid at another team they cannot play to the same level. With regard to Alge; sure he is on the decline of his career, but doesn't all the leadership he showed last year, especially in teaching mentoring those that are helping cause him being cut seem in some ways counter-productive? Again this move does not seem to motivate a vet to come to a team and take such a role to be then cut a year later. Finally with Nick (who probably has the least sympathy amongst Pats Fans), last training camp he was asked to play a different position than he ever has (at least college/professionally) and ended up getting hurt while playing that position. He was not the first person for this to happen to (to my mind this is where the BB-Seymour relationship came apart). Sure you are making too much money for your present production, but the reality is many players are underpaid for their production as rookies. I will try to make it clear again that I understand whatever is going on is part of the business within the rules of this CBA, and my beef is not per se with individual teams' management. I also realise that some of these cuts could be done to take advantage of the CBAs cap dead money or to put those charges into 2012 and these players could be back come Aug. 4th. However, I somehow find aspects of this distasteful/counter to the PR professional sports try to represent themselves with. Is there not some better way to deal with athletes with some form of long term injury than this?