lion and packer cut salaries....
another dagger in the bears "cheap' argument or mismanaged..:lol-027:
Lions make adjustments to compensate for lockout
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions say they have made some adjustments to their business operation because of the NFL lockout.
The team would not provide any more details Monday. The Detroit News reported that Lions employees have begun two-week furloughs.
Locked-out Lions players worked out on their own last week and plan to get together again June 6 in suburban Detroit.
Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...#ixzz1NI96FpqX
Assistant coaches taking lockout hit
May, 23, 2011 May 23
By Kevin Seifert
http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/med/trans/gnb.gifSpeaking to Greg A. Bedard of the Boston Globe, the director of the NFL Coaches Association said the Green Bay Packers have cut the salaries of assistant coaches during the lockout. But Larry Keenan added that the coaches "will recoup the money," presumably once a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) is reached.
Keenan's revelation merits a circle-back on the financial plans of the entire NFC North as the lockout approaches the 70-day mark.
http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/med/trans/chi.gifChicago Bears: The Bears had the option to cut their coaches' salaries by 25 percent when the lockout began, as well as a team option to dismiss after a 60-day notice. But team president Ted Phillips said in March there will be no pay cuts, layoffs or furloughs unless the lockout leads to the cancellation of games. He didn't specify whether he meant preseason or regular-season games.
http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/med/trans/det.gifDetroit Lions: As archived by Pride of Detroit, team president Tom Lewand told local reporters that no reductions would occur in the "near-term." Here's Lewand's full quote: "We're not going to get into specifics about what the plans are, but at least in the near term, as we prepare for the draft, as we're getting ready, we are not making any modifications. There will be no changes in staffing as a result of the lockout and there'll be no changes in salaries as a result of the lockout right now."
http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/med/trans/min.gifMinnesota Vikings: The Vikings have the option of reducing the pay of assistant coaches by 75 percent after 90 days of a lockout. After a second 90-day period, or after 180 days of a lockout, assistant coaches could be dismissed. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said in February that owner Zygi Wilf had pledged no changes in pay for the time being. But in three weeks, Wilf will have the opportunity to adjust if desired.
Most NFL assistants earn well into the six figures, and I doubt many people will sympathize if teams ultimately cut their pay. But to this point, at least, there are no indications that NFC North teams are engaging in the much more offensive practice of furloughing rank-and-file staff members to alleviate financial strain caused by the lockout. We've already seen that happening in Arizona, Miami and Baltimore.