Section 4. Roster Exemption: (a) Certain Players Not Under Contract. After the final roster reduction a Club must agree in writing with an unsigned player who is either an Unrestricted Free Agent, Transition Player, or Franchise Player, prior to signing a Player Contract with such player, on what compensation, if any, the player will be paid if he is placed in a roster exempt status. (b) Players Under Contract. If a Club obtains a roster exemption for a player under contract who does not report to his Club until after the first roster reduction, the player will not be entitled to preâ€‘season or regular season compensation until such exemption is removed, provided the player is given written notice of such fact upon reporting to the Club. If such notice is not given to the player, the player must be paid his salary during his exemption. (c) Restricted Players. Any player whose contract has expired and who either (i) has two but less than three Accrued Seasons or (ii) is a Restricted Free Agent pursuant to Article XIX (Veteran Free Agency), Section 2, and who has been given the required tender pursuant to Article XVIII (Veterans With Less Than Three Accrued Seasons), Section 2, or Article XIX Page 162 (Veteran Free Agency), Sections 2(b)(i) or (ii), and who has not signed a contract and has not reported to his ClubĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s preâ€‘season training camp, may be placed on the roster exempt list of his Club under the following conditions: (i) If the player has not reported at least the day before the ClubĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s second preâ€‘season game, he may be placed on roster exempt until the day following the ClubĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s first regular season game. (ii) If the player has not reported at least the day before the ClubĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s third preâ€‘season game, he may be placed on roster exempt until the day following the ClubĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s second regular season game. (iii) If the player has not reported at least the day before the ClubĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s fourth preâ€‘season game, he may be placed on roster exempt until the day following the third regular season game scheduled after the date he actually reports. * [A]ny player who is placed on the roster exempt list of his Club, pursuant to Article XXXII, Section 4(c) of the CBA, shall be entitled to full compensation from his Club for any week in which his Club has a Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“byeĂ˘â‚¬ after the date he reports, but while he is still on the roster exempt list. Thus, any such player may not lose more than three weeks of salary as a result of being placed on the roster exempt list. This agreement shall not affect the number of regular season games for which the player can be placed on the roster exempt list, and thus for which the player may not play for his Club, in accordance with subsections (i) through (iii) of Article XXXII, Section 4(c) of the CBA. Nothing herein shall affect any right or obligation the player or Club otherwise may have concerning compensation to the player. *Side Letter 1/18/94 No player may be placed on roster exempt under this subsection unless the Club has provided written notice to the player and the NFLPA of its intent to place the player on roster exempt at least five days prior to the ClubĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s second preseason game. Once such written notice is provided, the Club must place the player on roster exempt in accordance with (i) through (iii) above. For purposes of this Article, extra preâ€‘season games such as the Canton Hall of Fame Game and the American Bowl shall not count. When placed on roster exempt pursuant to this subsection, the player shall not be entitled to compensation. (d) Except as provided in subsection (c) above, for purposes of this Section, roster exemptions shall be for no more than two weeks of the regular season." I think that this may be of some help.