Rookie Pool Set

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  1. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    Texans $3.814 mil to sign 7 players.

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    That will be about $2.6 to Okoye and the rest for the other 6.
     
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    Is that good ?
     
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    Don't forget that also includes UDFA, according to the article.
     
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    The top UDFA's sign for no more than $25K in bonus, and are almost always given rookie minimum salaries, which are outside the top 51 salaries. Thus their salaries aren't counted against the cap, only the signing bonus.
     
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    I dont think thats bad. Reason being we don't have to sign a second round pick this year (nor next). Obviously the lower round the lower pay scale. It should be alright.
     
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    Their salaries count against the cap if they make the final 53 and the rookie pool still applies, provided they are first year players.
     
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    I guess I should have put a j/k next to that last line.
     
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    From the CBA, Article XVII, Section 4(b)
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    From the CBA, Article XVII, Section 4(l)
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    The rookie pool only applies to undrafted rookies for amounts in excess of the rookie minimum salary. Which is basically the small signing bonus, and that counts whether the undrafted rookie makes the team or not. And it's very unlikely a undrafted free agent salary will be one of the top 51 on the team.
     


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    Per that, only the amount over the rookie minimum applies to the rookie cap, but if they make the final 53, their entire salary+bonuses,etc. applies to the team's total cap number - just like any other player.

    Top 51 only applies during the off-season. All 53 plus practice squad and IR count during the season.
     

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