Posts Tagged ‘ Free Agency ’

NFL CBA Series: Restricted Free Agent

VCruz2

A Restricted Free Agent (RFA) has only three Accrued Seasons at the expiration of his Player Contract. RFAs are free to sign with any team, but RFAs prior teams has options that can restrict his movement.

There are various tenders (“Qualifying Offers” in the CBA) that a team can offer a player. Each come with different rights. In order for a club to retain the rights of such tenders, they must place tender on player on or before the first day of the RFA Signing Period (Art. 9, Sec. 2, (b), 36). Continue reading

Advertisements

NFL CBA Series: Exclusive Rights Free Agents

free-agency-2

An Exclusive Rights Free Agent (ERFA) is a player who is no longer under contract with a club but has less than three Accrued Seasons.

If the player’s former team offers him a one-year contract for the minimum Active/Inactive Salary (subject to player’s Accrued Seasons), the player can only sign a contract with that team. The offer becomes a take-it-or-leave-it kind of deal: the ERFA can either play for the minimum tender or they can choose not to play at all. Continue reading

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: