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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As the NFL gears up for a yearlong celebration of its history for its 100th season Will Grier Jersey , some of the stars who helped build the league into the behemoth it has become want to make sure the old-timers are no longer left behind.For the last quarter-century, the league has had a two-tiered system when it came to pensions, paying out significantly bigger amounts to more recent retirees than the players who retired before 1993 and made considerably less money in the pre-free agency days.If that discrepancy is going to be eliminated, those old-timers know time is running short.“It’s something that’s been talked about for the last 20 years,” Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris said. “It’s just been talk. And no one’s walked the walk yet. We have to make sure that this is just not talk this time. So when people say certain things and then they say certain things up to the time, and then it doesn’t happen, it passes by and people tend to take it off the radar. But we can’t take it off our radar now. So it’s important that people know that. We’ll focus on this. We’re not going to let it go.”Harris is one of several high-profile former players who are part of a nonprofit group called Fairness for Athletes in Retirement that is fighting to get players who retired before 1993 the same level of pensions as more recent players after years of fruitless attempts at parity.The group was encouraged by comments made by NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith at his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference, saying improved pensions would be a priority in upcoming labor negotiations.“We have always reached back and improved pensions,” Smith said. “I think it’s smart that former players understand that we can accomplish more in improving benefits. This is a union that is never going to select a certain group of players over another group of players.”But they are waiting to see results when the union and the league negotiate the next collective bargaining agreement following the 2020 season.According to FAIR, players who played before 1993 get about $3,000 for every year played, while current players get a pension benefit worth about three times that amount.The old-timers have gotten only one pension increase in the past 38 years through the “legacy benefits” in the last accord in 2011 that supplemented the pensions for old-timers by between $108 and $124 monthly per credited season.More recent retirees also get medical benefits, life insurance, a 401(k), and an annuity. But the old-timers aren’t seeking any of those benefits http://www.panthersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-christian-miller-jersey , focusing solely on getting their pensions on equal footing with the modern players.“Everything is off the table except the pensions,” Hall of Fame guard Tom Mack said. “There are so many other things that the younger guys have, but we’re just saying we need the pensions so guys can make the decisions they can for themselves.”There are approximately 3,800 players who retired before 1993 currently receiving pensions and FAIR estimates it would cost each team between $5 and $6 million a year, as well as a similar amount from the players through a reduced salary cap of less than 3 percent to achieve equity with current players.With an average of more than 100 of the old-time players dying each year, only a fraction of those players will still be remaining if the sides do another 10-year deal without reaching pension parity.“Most of us will be dead by then,” 67-year-old Hall of Fame tight end Dave Casper said of the possibility of another decade-long deal without addressing the issue. “It’s going to go away. This little bunch of us will be gone. I personally don’t want anyone playing today to think that we think that they’re bad guys. I don’t think that they really know. I don’t think they think about it. If this is an opportunity for anything, it’s that they now have the opportunity to take a look at it.”While the other major North American sports leagues also pay different amounts in pensions based on when players retired, the old-time NFL players lag significantly behind their contemporaries in other sports — despite having more health problems in old age based on the physical nature of football.FAIR said a Major League Baseball player who retired after 1980 following a 10-year career receives about $200,000 yearly at age 62, and the NBA union said a 10-year veteran who retired after 1965 receives about $225,000 a year at age 50.The pre-1993 retirees have tried different approaches over the years to improve their pensions, including highlighting the most dire cases through the wives of struggling retirees.Now it’s a group of Hall of Famers trying to raise awareness so the public, and perhaps more importantly the current players, are aware of the plight and will prioritize pension parity in labor negotiations.“A lot of us here in this room will be probably still OK if we don’t get the pension Jordan Scarlett Jersey ,” Casper said. “But there’s a lot of guys out there that can’t even afford to come here. They can’t get on a plane and advocate so we’re advocating for them.” GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Another opportunistic day by the Chicago defense has the Bears at 2-1 and alone in first place in the NFC North for the first time since late in the 2013 season.The Arizona Cardinals, meanwhile, have joined the parade of teams with a rookie quarterback on the field.Cody Parkey kicked his third field goal of the game, a 43-yarder with 4:31 to remaining, to rally the Bears to a 16-14 victory over the winless Cardinals on Sunday.“It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize we are winning games because of our defense,” Chicago coach Matt Nagy said. “They are playing fast right now.”The Bears forced four turnovers on four consecutive Arizona possessions in the second half.Sam Bradford threw two first-quarter touchdown passes to put the Cardinals up 14-0, but was replaced by rookie Josh Rosen after fumbling the ball away deep in Chicago territory late in the game.Rosen, the 10th overall pick in this year’s draft out of UCLA, drew a standing ovation from the Cardinals crowd as he jogged on the field.“I just told him to go get the win,” Bradford said, “be him, go out there and do what he is capable of, lead this team.”Rosen drove Arizona past midfield, but on fourth-and-5 from the Bears 45 David Montgomery Jersey , his pass was intercepted by Bryce Callahan with 1:10 to play.Arizona got the ball back one more time. Chicago picked off Rosen again, this time returning it for a touchdown, but an offside penalty negated the play and the game ended with Rosen sacked by Sherrick McManis, who also had one of two of Bradford’s interceptions.“I threw a pick and almost a second pick-6,” Rosen said, “so I’ve got a lot to work on.”Coach Steve Wilks said he made the quarterback change because “I felt like we needed a spark.”As for the starter next game, “We’re going to evaluate Josh as well as Sam. We’re going to watch the tape and we’ll see exactly what I want to do as far as moving forward with that.”Clinging to a 14-13 lead, the Cardinals drove to the Chicago 21 early in the fourth quarter but the scrambling Bradford was tackled by Khalil Mack. Bradford fumbled and Danny Trevathan recovered at the Bears 16.“I knew he was going to have the ball in his right hand, got my head out of the way because that’s a big part of the rules nowadays, and tried to make a play,” Mack said. “It was what we worked on all week.”Chicago, with the help of an unnecessary roughness penalty on Tre Boston, drove downfield and got the go-ahead field goal.With a good share of the crowd cheering them on, the Bears (2-1) intercepted three passes and recovered one fumble. Arizona is 0-3 for the first time since 2004.But it was the Cardinals getting off to a fast start.Arizona’s offense, which had scored a total of six points in two lopsided losses entering the game http://www.bearsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-riley-ridley-jersey , took the opening kickoff and went 75 yards in just five plays.On third-and-4 from the Cardinals 29-yard line, Bradford connected with rookie Christian Kirk on a 30-yard play. Two plays later, Bradford found tight end Ricky Seals-Jones wide open for a 35-yard touchdown.The Bears responded with a run-oriented drive to the Arizona 13. But on third down, Bene Benwikere and Budda Baker, blitzing from each side, dropped Mitchell Trubisky for a 15-yard loss and Parkey’s 46-yard field-goal try was wide right.Arizona went three-and-out but on the next series, Robert Nkemdiche stripped the ball from Trubisky and Corey Peters recovered at the Chicago 21.On the next play, Bradford threw 21 yards to David Johnson in the end zone to make it 14-0.The Bears used 5:27 on an 11-play drive that stalled on the Arizona 2 and Chicago settled for a 20-yard field goal by Parkey to cut the lead to 14-3. The driving included roughing-the-passer calls against Nkemdiche and Markus Golden that had Wilks livid on the sideline.FINALLY, A TDThe Bears finally got in the end zone on Howard’s 1-yard run that cut Arizona’s lead to 14-10 with 6:16 left in the third quarter.Chicago went for it on fourth-and-1 at the Cardinals 19 and barely converted on a 1-yard shovel pass to Allen Robinson II.Tarik Cohen’s 17-yard run set up the score.MORE MACKMack had another impressive day for the Bears with two sacks, a tackle for loss, a forced fumble and three quarterback hits.INJURIESChicago cornerback Prince Amukamara left the game in the third quarter with a hamstring injury.UP NEXTBears: are home against Tampa Bay on Sunday.Cardinals: host Seattle next Sunday.
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