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Old 04-11-2009, 01:55 AM   #11
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it says they CAN re-enter the draft, but do they have too? !!
no.

they have every right to go out on the "free market" and see what their physical education degree will earn them as a shelf stocker at lowes or home depot.

seriously though... this sounds like a CBA issue. im thinking their only avenue into the league is either 1) through the draft or as 2) an UDFA.

im not sure. this is a good discussion.
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no.

they have every right to go out on the "free market" and see what their physical education degree will earn them as a shelf stocker at lowes or home depot.

seriously though... this sounds like a CBA issue. im thinking their only avenue into the league is either 1) through the draft or as 2) an UDFA.

im not sure. this is a good discussion.
was antonio gates name ever in the draft hat ?

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Old 04-12-2009, 06:50 PM   #13
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was antonio gates name ever in the draft hat ?
lol. it depends... is there an actual hat?

i would guess it depends on if a player "declares for the draft" and hires an agent or choses to represent himself.

being that he wasnt drafted (UDFA), he has automatic right to sign with whichever team he whishes.

assuming he were drafted, it looks like he gives up those rights and must sit out to re-enter the draft the following year.
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:31 PM   #14
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it says they CAN re-enter the draft, but do they have too? it appears teams that draft a player that goes to another league holds thier rights indefenitly ( hershal walker, joe thiesman, etc), so why would refusal players get a do over ? does the drafting team get compensation ? i want answers dammit !!!
I think that means they have the choice of going through another draft...or signing on with another league outside the NFL. Once they've played professionally, then I think they are considered free agents, whether that professional league is arena, canadian or w/e.
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Once a player is drafted, that team holds the contractual rights to that player for one year.

They can sign the player to a contract, trade the contractual rights to another team, or outright release the contractual rights making the player a free agent.

If the player refuses to sign a contract with the team that drafted him, he sits out the season and re-enters the draft.

If he plays professionally in another league (Canadian, Arena, etc.) instead of signing with the team that drafted him....the team that drafted him holds his NFL contractual rights for the same year. However after that year, he becomes a free agent and can sign with any NFL team he wants.

That is how I have always understood it at least.
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