My understanding has been that if a vested veteran is on the roster for Game 1, then the year's salary is guaranteed (of course a contract can have an injury clause). Others have stated that the key date was September 4th. Which is it? In any case, I don't see a lot of signings this week. We'll see if this situation changes next week. It would seem that if wanted Brach or Gaffney on the team, we would have added one by now if the date was September 4th (or someone else would have added them). Obviously, this matters little for players near the minimum, but the date might be significant for others.