Sunday, February 27, 2005

Cap Status

The team is about $4.5 million under the cap. Because the team still doesn't know the retirement status of NT Ed Jasper, it will wait until early next month to file paperwork with the NFL management council regarding QB Michael Vick, who received a $7.5 million bonus when he signed a new contract last month and is due a $22.5 million bonus in March. Language in Vick's contract lets the team decide if it will prorate those bonuses over five or seven years.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Eye for an Eye

There have always been questions about wide receiver Peerless Price and why he has not produced the ways the Falcons would like him to, they the fans would like him to. So wondering about this dilemma figured what his problem was.

Apparently Price has a retinal disorder that affects his sight which indirectly and directly affects his play. It is a problem that was diagnosed by an ophthalmologist before the pre-season started in ‘04.

He held off surgery for the sake of not missing the majority of the season and wore a protective shield. He wore the shield on doctors’ recommendations so he wouldn’t loose his eye sight if he ever got hit there.

Now the season is over and Price is schedule sometime in February to go ahead with the surgery in order to have plenty of time to recover for next season.