Question About UDRFA's

Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by OhExaulted1, Apr 27, 2011.

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  1. OhExaulted1

    OhExaulted1 In the Starting Line-Up

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    I don't know if this question has been brought up or not but are teams going to be able to sign undrafted rookies after the draft or do they fall under the no free agent movement umbrella? If teams were able to do that until this CBA mess is cleared up we'd at least have something else to look forward to instead of all this legal mumbo-jumbo CBA crap.

    If they're not able to sign UDRFA's when the draft is over I feel sorry for those kids who have their futures still left in limbo.
  2. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

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    Limbo it is. Very tough on the young players who won't know whether to keep hoping & training or to start looking for a new career.

    I think it makes 7th-round picks a little more attractive than usual, just to nail some of those borderline guys down.
  3. Patriot Missile

    Patriot Missile Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I feel sorry for a majority too. To get so close to your dream and to fall short must be tough. But if they are smart and didn't take pool maintenance or golf classes as their main electives they can take heart that they got an education for doing something they loved to do. Free or partial charge for a lot of them.

    Being in limbo isn't the worst thing in the world. Maybe it gives them more time to prepare themselves for what they need to do.
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  4. jeffbiologist

    jeffbiologist Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    LIMBO? What 21 year old guy hasnt been there before?:rocker: Its a perfect time in their life to be there, everyone getting out of college is about to join them.
  5. MaineMan

    MaineMan 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    I'd guess that 30-50 of those kids (including many of the "rough diamonds") sign with the UFL or CFL, just to be assured of a paycheck and the opportunity to continue playing ball. I could see the UFL, at least, offering some encouraging signing bonuses to get that done quickly (before the NFL resolves its issues).
  6. OhExaulted1

    OhExaulted1 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Very true. I know the feeling, but you're talking about a legitamite shot at a dream for some of them. Wouldn't that one chance to go for it at 21/22/23 be worth it wether you make it or not. The chance to put on the uniform for a Pro-football team.

    That is the age to dream of the future. I for one hope they get it before they're forced to give it up.
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