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July 31, 1994 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dallas wide receiver Michael Irvin has called it "ridiculous." Minnesota quarterback Warren Moon says it "stinks." Former quarterback Phil Simms has several adjectives for it, most of them unprintable. It's the NFL's new $34.6-million salary cap, and it's the reason Ram linebacker Joe Kelly will spend his Sunday afternoons this fall in Anaheim Stadium instead of the Coliseum.
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July 24, 1992 | BOB OATES
NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who is trying to engineer a player-owner settlement before the Freeman McNeil antitrust trial resumes Monday, was in Minneapolis on Thursday night as rumors spread that the parties have agreed to resume negotiations. Tagliabue is the ex officio head of the Management Council's executive committee, whose seven members were empowered by the league's 28 club owners this week to settle with the players if they could.
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February 26, 1993 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rams looked beyond their 16 unrestricted free agents Thursday and elected to secure the rights of first refusal on defensive tackle Sean Gilbert and quarterback Jim Everett, once their present contracts expire. The Rams also declined to designate a "franchise player," indicating they currently have no one who deserves to be paid the average salary of the top five players at their position. "You get into semantics when you talk about the franchise player," Ram Coach Chuck Knox said.
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