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Looked up the rules which state that if a player is outright released, that team cannot claim a compensatory pick. Any player with less than four years of NFL service when cut is not a free agent, but must first pass through waivers. Any player on waivers is subject to having their contract claimed by any other NFL team. Hargreaves was not a FA when we claimed him off of waivers. so we had to pick up his contract..........which included the 2020 season. We either have to renegotiate his 5th year or if we release him before he becomes a FA after the completion of the existing 2020 portion of the contract , we cannot claim a compensatory pick. In other words we have to lose him solely to FA when his existing contract run out.The Texans were awarded cornerback Vernon Hargreaves off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.www.google.com
That doesn't read like we're on the hook for a 5th year option or 9mil injury guaranteed next year. Just 900k this year.
This is a solid move. Roby's on a 1 year deal so if he bolts we're in play with Vernon. If we dont like him we dont CUT him. We low ball him so he signs elsewhere. Only then I believe is there any chance for a comp pick.
At best I think the comp pick would be a 6 or 7 - it depends on his playing time etc.