I recall there was a big rush to get a new CBA in place two years before the CBA was negiotated. I know the threat of an uncapped final year of the CBA was one issue. The another issue was "not likely to be earned incentives" (NLTBE) would count immediately against the cap. In normal circumstances, NLTBEs count on the following year's spending limit. In addition, I recall there were other stipulations on spreading out the costs. What are the chances of seeng major cuts from teams around the NFL at the start of FA. I also wonder how this scenerio impacts any potential franchise tag on Cassel.