After being released by Denver, thug and alleged roid rage poster boy Bill Romanowski signed with Da Raidahs.
Maybe he can coach the team too.
"Will you SHUT UP? I haven't written a word in a year -nothing I haven't thrown out in years! Do you know what that's like? When it's just you and a blank sheet of paper? When you can't think of a SINGLE thing worth saying, a single character that people could believe in, a single story that hasn't been told a thousand times before!" -- Richard Modoc, "Calliope," Sandman 17, Neil Gaiman.
NFL teams make the lengths of contracts over-long because they prorate the signing bonus toward the salary cap over the length of the contract.
Example: A team gives a 5-year contract with a $5 million dollar bonus. Only $1 million counts on this year's cap, giving the team more room to sign other players for this year.
Of course, if the player gets released the entire remainder of the signing bonus get put toward the cap right away. That's part of the reason you're seeing so many guys get released now instead of after June 1, because the cap value would roll over. It's also part of the reason teams like the Cowboys get so bad. I think they had like $25 million toward last year's cap committed to players not on the team anymore.
Are football officials the only ones that have other jobs too? I think baseball umps work in other leagues or spring training in the offseason, but hae you ever heard when the announcers say, he's a schoolteacher, or he's a lawyer?