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Thread: Haven't heard a single thing about Hayden Smith

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    Haven't heard a single thing about Hayden Smith

    What's going on with him? He hasn't been mentioned in any of the camp reports. Is he hurt or something? Wasn't expecting much from him anyways but I was just curious.

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    Absolutely nothing special at this point he'll be fortunate to make the
    practice squad

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRL View Post
    Absolutely nothing special at this point he'll be fortunate to make the
    practice squad
    Somebody here mentioned that he has some magical "exemption" that he can be placed on the practice squad and no one can poach him--for up to 3 years?

    Something to do with the contract Tanny signed him to?

    He never explained what it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Somebody here mentioned that he has some magical "exemption" that he can be placed on the practice squad and no one can poach him--for up to 3 years?

    Something to do with the contract Tanny signed him to?

    He never explained what it was.

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    Doesn't the NFL dictate the rules of practice squaud players?

    Don't think a contract can keep other teams from going after a practice squard player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Somebody here mentioned that he has some magical "exemption" that he can be placed on the practice squad and no one can poach him--for up to 3 years?

    Something to do with the contract Tanny signed him to?

    He never explained what it was.

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    I thought I read the Jets get an exemption for the PS..So they can carry 9 players (one being HSmith)...But that's all I remember..Not sure if accurate

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatsFanTX View Post
    Doesn't the NFL dictate the rules of practice squaud players?

    Don't think a contract can keep other teams from going after a practice squard player.
    I'm sure it's NFL rules related and not specific to the contract--if true--maybe there are contracts for foreign players that provide for exemptions under NFL rules?

    Idk.

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    Here it is, don't know where he got this from:

    Quote Originally Posted by MiseryLovesCompany99 View Post

    Exempt for Hayden Smith is also a nice little contract loophole that Tanny has found that allows us to stash him for up to 3 years, he DOES NOT count as a player on the practice squad if carried there, AND his salary lowers to a maximum of 330K for up to all 3 years...

    EDITED NOTE- That Smith loophole ALSO blocks him from ALL OTHER 31 teams as long as his contract is on the books... It really is a great way to develope a player in an old school fashion, that over-seas address may be just what gives him the right time to develope on HIS clock...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    I'm sure it's NFL rules related and not specific to the contract--if true--maybe there are contracts for foreign players that provide for exemptions under NFL rules?

    Idk.

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    The general rules for the practice squad are as follows:

    •Teams can have a practice squad consisting of a maximum of eight players (a ninth player can be added if he lives outside of the United States and is not a U.S. citizen)

    •Practice squad players make $5,700 per week and can only participate in practice (hence the name practice squad)

    •Players on the practice squad are free to negotiate with other teams and can be signed to another team's 53-man roster (just like Lydon Murtha was signed by the Dolphins from Detroit's practice squad in 2009) without compensation to the original team

    •If a team signs a player from the practice squad of its next opponent, the move must be made at least six days before the game; players signed from a practice squad also must count against the 53-man roster for three weeks (these rules are in place to prevent teams from signing practice squad players for a week just to get information on their next opponent; it's still possible, but these rules discourage the practice)

    http://www.prideofdetroit.com/2011/8...es-eligibility

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatsFanTX View Post
    The general rules for the practice squad are as follows:

    •Teams can have a practice squad consisting of a maximum of eight players (a ninth player can be added if he lives outside of the United States and is not a U.S. citizen)


    http://www.prideofdetroit.com/2011/8...es-eligibility
    Nice find, thanks. Wasn't intimating that Tanny pulled some magic, just didn't understand what this "loophole" was.

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    So he can be put on the PS and be protected from being poached by another team for up to 3 years as long as the Jets pay him at least the minimum salary?

    If so, this would explain why Tanny signed him to a 3 year deal.

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    As far as I've heard he's been holding his own, which is impressive considering he's never played the game before. He'll definitely be on the practice squad.

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    The non-US citizen loophole looks like a nice way to encourage the game's growth abroad, even if only by a baby step.

    Any other teams stash Canadians or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatsFanTX View Post
    Doesn't the NFL dictate the rules of practice squaud players?

    Don't think a contract can keep other teams from going after a practice squard player.
    Patriots are always in the market for another TE and white guy.

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