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NFL CBA Series: Split Contract

English: Ryan Grant takes a handoff from Aaron...

English: Ryan Grant takes a handoff from Aaron Rodgers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

When a player is not on a team’s Active or Inactive List, the team can reduce that player’s salary due to his services being unavailable (i.e. on a team’s Injured Reserve list). Many young players, typically late-round draft picks, will sign what are referred to as Split Contracts to reduce the financial burden to teams when a player isn’t able to take the field.

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NFL CBA Series: Franchise Tag

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Peyton Manning. Haloti Ngata. Drew Brees. Ray Rice. Dashon Goldson. Michael Vick. DeSean Jackson. Vincent Jackson. Logan Mankins.

These are some of the names teams have utilized the Franchise Tender on since the new CBA has been in effect. As one can tell, teams apply the tender to players that are, well, franchise players. If a team has failed to reach a contract extension with one of its upcoming free agents (typically UFAs though CBA allows RFAs to receive the tender as well) as a Franchise Player. Continue reading

NFL CBA Series: Performance Incentives

RG3 beats the double a-gap blitz against the Vikings.

RG3 beats the double a-gap blitz against the Vikings.

Rookies are very limited in the types of Performance Incentives they can agree to in their contracts. While veterans can receive bonuses for attaining certain individual and team statistics and rankings, rookies can only receive incentives for play time percentage (figured out by dividing player’s total of offensive or defensive plays by the team’s total offensive or defensive plays (Art. 7, Sec. 6, (A) (f), 30). These incentives can also only be earned for a specific percentage and not for improving playtime upon a previous season. Continue reading

NFL CBA Series: Signing Bonus

The Lambeau Leap never felt so good.

The Lambeau Leap never felt so good.

A signing bonus one of most mainstream forms of player compensation. The term is often utilized in sports media when discussing new player contracts. A signing bonus is guaranteed (subject to some forfeiture provisions) and is often referred to as the only guaranteed money for NFL employees.

Signing bonuses are lump sums awarded to a player when he signs his contract.

Though a player does technically earns his this bonus right away, sometimes players will defer some of this money, receiving it in payments over time. Continue reading

NFL CBA Series: Paragraph 5 (P5) Salary

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Anyone who pays attention to ESPN or NFL Network’s coverage of the NFL has heard the term “base salary.” Surely, most football fans have heard the term “game check” as well. In CBA terms, this is commonly referred to as a player’s Paragraph 5 (P5) Salary because it is set forth in the fifth paragraph of the standard NFL Player Contract. Continue reading

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