Disaster of a season in Atlanta.

Atlanta Falcons logoAn abysmal season for the Atlanta Falcons continues to unfold (or maybe I should say unravel).

The good news is that ESPN.com is reporting that the Falcons may get some of Vick’s signing bonus back, which will help with salary cap issues. Chalk round one up to ATL.

Any money the Falcons recover from Vick would be credited to its future salary cap, a huge step in recovering from the loss of the team’s franchise player. Atlanta (1-4) is off to a dismal start with Joey Harrington at quarterback.

In a highly technical, nine-page ruling, Burbank said the Falcons were entitled to $3.75 million of the $7.5 million bonus that Vick was paid after signing the deal in 2004, $13.5 million of the $22.5 million in roster, reporting and playing bonuses he was paid in 2005 and 2006, and $2.72 million of the $7 million roster, reporting and playing bonus that he received this year.

The bad news could take all night. Instead, I thought this AJC article was fairly interesting. Actually the comments are more interesting, but bottom line is that this is going to be a completely lost year. I just hope that enough folks bail on ATL in order to bump me up on the season ticket priority list.


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