The Fifth-Year Option Can Be Friend or Foe

The Fifth-Year Option Can Be Friend or Foe
The 2011 CBA drastically changed the way NFL rookie contracts are done. Drafted players went from having the ability to negotiate their contracts with teams to having little to no say on the length or total contract amount – all drafted players are signed to four-year contracts. They could, however, negotiate guarantees, language and payment […]

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Ja’Wuan James’ Injury Highlights Offseason Rift Between NFL, NFLPA

Ja’Wuan James’ Injury Highlights Offseason Rift Between NFL, NFLPA
Last week, Broncos right tackle Ja’Wuan James suffered a torn Achilles while working out away from Denver’s team facility. Since the injury occurred outside the Broncos’ building — and therefore outside the scope of his NFL contract — Denver is able to place James on the non-football-related injury list (NFI) while he recovers. The move […]

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