NFL Free Agency: Transition Tag

The Transition Tender is very similar to the Franchise Tender, albeit at a reduced salary and without drat pick protection. In any given year, the team can use either one or the other on an upcoming free agent. The time frame to use the tender is the same as the franchise tag (Sec. 3, (a),... Continue Reading →

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NFL Free Agency: Restricted Free Agents

A Restricted Free Agent (RFA) has only three Accrued Seasons at the expiration of his Player Contract. RFAs are free to sign with any team, but RFAs prior teams have options that can restrict player mobility. There are various tenders (“Qualifying Offers” in the CBA) that a team can offer a player. Each come with... Continue Reading →

NFL CBA Explained: Franchise Tag

Article 10 in the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement covers the use of franchise and transition tags. Both grant each NFL team different abilities to hinder or stop a player from becoming a free agent. The Franchise Tender, affectionately known as the “franchise tag,” is by far the more widely known of the two. The names... Continue Reading →

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