Free Agents after Year 1 Okay, I am going to come clean and say that the reason I want to discuss this topic is that it affects me a LOT. And, personally, I don't think it's very fair, BUT I see the point of the rule the way it is. And that rule is this: Free agents, if they are cut at ANY time in the OMFL, cost the team a cap penalty of their overall. Okay, I understand WHY the rule is the way it is. And if people want to keep it that way, I will reluctantly be cool with it. But I would like to talk about changing this rule just a little bit. Here is what I would like to propose: If a free agent changes overall value from one rank to another (whether up or down), that free agent becomes a permanent part of the roster at either the new figure if his overall goes down, or at either the new overall cap number or the number signed for if that cap number goes up. I realize the wording is a bit confusing. I will use two examples from my team, since I have a lot of free agents: Earnest Graham, HB, is a 78 overall. I signed him for the minimum, 8 points. Let's say next year he DROPS in overall to a 74 overall. That takes him out of the 78-83 bracket of cap value and into the 70-77 cap bracket. That takes his value down to 6 points. Since he fell back, he is now a permanent part of my roster at a 6 point cap hit. Now, Mike Mickens, CB, is a 66 overall. I signed him for 20 points. Next year, let's say he jumps UP to a 70 overall. That bumps him into a new cap bracket (70-77) instead of the 59-69 bracket. Because he's in a new bracket, he becomes a permanent part of my roster, but not at 6 points since I did not sign him for the minimum. He is still 20 points. If I trade him, since I signed him over the minimum, I would still take the cap hit of his overall, but if I cut him, there is not a cap hit since he is now a member of the roster and no longer a free agent. With the Mickens example, that cap number of 20 would still stick even if he FELL to, let's say 58 overall. That would drop him into a different bracket, so he's a permanent part of the roster, but I still pay him 20. Some possible arguments I'll counter now: 1. Hard to track. With my cap book highlighting free agents, it isn't hard to follow who is a free agent and who isn't. It's very easy to adjust the overalls, and if that causes a change in bracket, the color changes to black instead of red. 2. Unfair for people who sign over minimum. Not really. The team would still have to hang onto a player they signed until he got good enough to break into a new bracket, or bad enough to fall into a new bracket. That means at least one year, possibly two, and by that time we'll be onto another game. I'll try to explain it better if people ask me to, but I want to start the discussion now for the offseason.