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How Did the Chicago Bears Violate OTA No Contact Rule?

Per the NFL’s CBA, organized team activities (OTAs) in the offseason including workouts, drills, and minicamps must involve no contact. The Chicago Bears violated this rule in the CBA by having contact practices in the month of May. While they did not pad up or hold hitting drills, the team still participated in more contact […]

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NFL Salary Cap Explained

What is the Salary Cap? The salary cap is an agreement between the NFL and its players placing a limit on the amount of money a team can spend on player contracts (including the player’s base salary and bonuses (such as roster bonuses, workout bonuses, operation bonuses, signing bonuses, and the like). Unlike some other […]

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NFL Signing Bonuses Explained

Signing bonuses are often used by teams as a way to get players to sign back-heavy contracts. Signing bonuses are guaranteed money, meaning that the player is guaranteed this money whether or not the player plays or even stays with the team. The player usually receives the money within the first 12-to-18 months after signing […]

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NFL Contracts: Guaranteed Money Structure

In an NFL player contract, the term “guarantee” can have three different designations: (1): “Guaranteed for skill,” (2): “Guaranteed for cap;” and (3): “Guaranteed for injury.” First, looking at “Guaranteed for skill,” if this clause is put into a contract, the money attached to the clause will be guaranteed regardless of if the player’s skill […]

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