Why wouldn't the NFL award "cap space" to teams that have kept players since draft day. I don't know about you guys, but I like to see a good player stay with a team throughout his career. These days, players can't becuase of the salary cap. Teams can't afford them, so they are traded or released, as in the Titans case with Kevin Carter and Samari Rolle. So...why couldn't the NFL award a "cap exemption" if a player has been with a team for his whole career.
For example: We drafted Jason Taylor and he has played 8 seasons with us. Lets say they allow a $50k break every year after 4 years, then we would get an additional $200k added to the allowed salary cap. It doesn't sound like that much, but it would add up with Zach Thomas and others. So, if a player has been with a team for 14 years, then that team would recieve a $500k break. This would help teams keep veteran players and increasing the amount the teams recieve could also be implemented. Why would the NFL not do this?