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So When do Our Draftees Become UFA ?

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  1. BelichickFan

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    #24 Jersey

    I know with the new CBA that we can sign Maroney to 5 years and the others to 4 years. But do they all become UFA after that first contract ? I can't keep up with all this stuff.
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    #75 Jersey

    That is a very good and important question that would be good to have info on.

    I think that it is still four years before they can become UFA's. Maybe someone like Miguel could answer that one for us. I did look at his pages but couldn't find anything.
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    #24 Jersey

    Good question.

    Bump to the top.
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    Its all but gauranteed that Jackson will be signed to a 5 year deal. The others, 2-5th will be signed to 4 year deal. I think the 6th and 7th rounders have only been signed to 3 year deal in the past. That way, if they DO produce, they are restricted for one year . If they don't then no harm done.
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    I thought that the new CBA said that non-first rounders can only be signed for four years? Can someone help me out on this? Thanks!!
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    #50 Jersey

    The maximum length of time a non-first rounder can be signed is 4 years.

    Picks 1-16 of the 1st round can be signed for 6 years. Picks 17 - 32 can be signed for 5 years. All other picks are a maximum of 4 years.
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    #24 Jersey

    Thats BS so now after 4 years they are all UFA. BullS*** :mad:
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    That's why I asked, if they're UFAs after 4 years that really blows.
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    I'm Glad Gene Upshaw had to have that in the new agreement. Mother F'er.:mad:
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    Guys, why are you upset? The easy way to circumvent this is to give every player outside the 1st round a 3 year deal that is incentive laden and cut the signing bonus money down. It actually costs the rookies outside the 1st round more money in short term.

    After 3 years, you re-negotiate with them if they are worth it. If they aren't, you part ways.
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    The effect of this change was debated at length a couple of weeks ago mainly between myself, Miguel and smg93. In the end I think we all agreed that the practical effect of this change will likely be minimal. Read this thread and this post in particular:

    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/showpost.php?p=83220&postcount=38
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    #75 Jersey

    But if we sign some of those later round picks to only 2 years contracts, they are still RFA's until after their 4th year, right?
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    As far as I know that hasn't changed but Miguel or another CBA expert may correct me.
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    Rookie signing bonuses and salaries are slotted. You will not get pick 86 to take less bonus than pick 87 got.
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    This brings back BB's talk a couple of months ago about the pro game changing to be more like the college game where you have guys for 3-4 yrs and then have a turn-over. The fact that we have an excellent, independent scouting program will serve us well.
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    #75 Jersey

    The question is still out there.

    Does anyone know,that under the new CBA, if players are still UFA's until after their 4th season?
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    #75 Jersey

    Players become ERFAs if at the end of their contract they have less than 3 accrued seasons.

    Players become RFAs if at the end of their contract they have 3 accrued seasons.

    Players become UFAs if at the end of their contract they have at least 4 accrued seasons.
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    #24 Jersey

    Boooooo. But thanks for letting us know.

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