I know there will be a flurry of posts about the surprise cuts around the NFL this weekend, so let's try to keep these comments all in one thread .. [B][COLOR=Red]THIS ONE[/COLOR][/B] .. with the exception of the [B]Jets[/B] who have their own Offical Cuts Thread
Last edited by Green Jets & Ham; 09-01-2007 at 01:55 PM.
[QUOTE=Boynton Beach Jets]I believe that is the way it works[/QUOTE]
I think that's the way it works for guys with less than 4 years service time. For veterans I think they get released and not "waived" and can go wherever they please.
[QUOTE=PatsFanTX]So if a DB is cut by, lets say the Bills, and the Colts were really interested in the guy, all other 31 teams would have to pass on him for the Colts to sign him?[/QUOTE]
Honestly, I'm not 100% clear on how it works, but I know it depends on the difference between waivers and UFA. There's certain criteria for each. If a player is waived, then teams can put in a claim for him and then its done in that order. However, if a player is just cut and a UFA, they have the right to negotiate with any team as they like.
[QUOTE=Savage69]I thought that was only for waivers?? A Cut player can sign with anyone..[/QUOTE]
Vets of over 4 years experience can choose to either be subject to waivers or elect to become FAs if cut. Guys with less than 4 years experience are all subject to waivers, with the poorer teams getting priority on claiming them based on last season's records.
* Waiver system begins for 2007. Players with at least four previous pension-credited seasons whom clubs desire to terminate are not subject to the waiver system until after the trading deadline in October.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Bleedin' Green]Honestly, I'm not 100% clear on how it works, but I know it depends on the difference between waivers and UFA. There's certain criteria for each. If a player is waived, then teams can put in a claim for him and then its done in that order. However, if a player is just cut and a UFA, they have the right to negotiate with any team as they like.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE]Q: How does the waiver system work??
A: The following explanation was found in the 2005 NFL Record & Fact Book. As far as I can tell, it is still appropriate. "The waiver system is a procedure by which player contracts or NFL rights to players are made available by a club to other clubs in the league. During the procedure, the 30 other clubs either file claims to obtain the players or waive the opportunity to do so - thus the term "waiver." Claiming clubs are assigned players on a priority based on the inverse of won-and-lost standing. The claiming period is three business days from the beginning of the League Year through April 30, 10 days from May 1 through the last business day before July 4, and 24 hours after July 4 through the conclusion of the regular season. If a player passes through waivers unclaimed, he becomes a free agent. All waivers are no recall and no withdrawal. Under the CBA, from the beginning of the waiver system each year through the trading dealine (October 19 1999),[B] any veteran who has acquired four years of pension credit is not subject to the waiver system if the club desires to release him.[/B] After the trading deadline, such players are subject to the waiver system." [/QUOTE] .