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#300 - 09/14/06 09:09 AM Franchise/Transition Player "Tags"
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Section 1. Franchise Player Designations: Except as set forth in Sections 3 and 9 below, each Club shall be permitted to designate one of its players who would otherwise be an Unrestricted Free Agent as a Franchise Player each season during the term of this Agreement. Beginning in the 1999 League Year, the player so designated may be one who would otherwise be a Restricted Free Agent. Any Club that designates a Franchise Player shall be the only Club with which such Franchise Player may negotiate or sign a Player Contract, during the period the player is so designated, notwithstanding the number of his Accrued Seasons (except as provided in Sections 2(b) and 2(c) below). In the 1993 League Year, any such designation must be made no later than February 25. Thereafter, any such designation must be made between February 1 and February 15 of each League Year or during such other period as may be agreed on by the NFL and the NFLPA, with the period ending at 4:00 p.m. New York time.

Extension Agreement 2/25/98

Section 2. Required Tender for Franchise Players:

(a) For the 1993 League Year, any Club that designates a Franchise Player shall be deemed on the first day following the expiration of his contract to have automatically tendered the player a one year NFL Player Contract for the average of the five largest Prior Year Salaries for players at the position at which he played the most games during the prior League Year, or 120% of his Prior Year Salary, whichever is greater.

(b) For the 1993 League Year, any Club that designated a Franchise Player who has not signed a Player Contract by 4:00 p.m. New York time on June 14, and which has not withdrawn its required tender, shall exercise on that date one of the following options with respect to the player:

(i) The Club shall (1) tender the player a one year NFL Player Contract for the average of the five largest Salaries in Player Contracts signed for the 1993 League Year as of May 6, 1993 for players at the position at which he played the most games during the prior League Year, or (2) continue the amount of the required tender pursuant to subsection (a) above, whichever is greater; or

(ii) The Club shall continue its tender to the player pursuant to subsection (a) above at no less than its original level, but then, until 4:00 p.m. New York time on July 15, 1993, the player shall be permitted to negotiate a Player Contract with any Club as if he were a player subject to Section 5 below, except that Draft Choice Compensation of two (2) first round draft selections shall be made with respect to such player in the event he signs with the New Club, and the Signing Period for such player shall be determined under Section 17 below.

(c) After the 1993 League Year, any Club that designates a Franchise

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Player shall on the date the designation is made notify the player and the NFLPA which one of the following two potential required tenders the Club has selected:

(i) A one year NFL Player Contract for the average of the five largest Prior Year Salaries for players at the position at which the Franchise Player played the most games during the prior League Year, or 120% of his Prior Year Salary, whichever is greater; if the Club extends the tender pursuant to this Subsection (c)(i), the player shall be permitted to negotiate a Player Contract with any Club as if he were a player subject to Section 5 below, except that Draft Choice Compensation of two first round draft selections shall be made with respect to such player in the event he signs with the New Club, and the Signing Period for such player shall be determined under Section 17 below; or

(ii) A one year NFL Player Contract for (1) the average of the five largest Salaries in Player Contracts for that League Year as of the end of the Restricted Free Agent Signing Period that League Year, as set forth in Article XIX (Veteran Free Agency), Section 2(h), for players at the position at which he played the most games during the prior League Year, or (2) the amount of the required tender under subsection (c)(i) above, whichever is greater.

(iii) Beginning in the 1999 League Year, if a player subject to a Franchise Player designation accepts the Required Tender, the resulting Player Contract shall be fully guaranteed if the player’s contract is terminated because of lack of comparative skill; as a result of an injury sustained in the performance of his services under his Player Contract; and/or due to a Club’s determination to create Room for Salary Cap purposes. For purposes of this paragraph only, any contract termination due to the failure of the player to establish or maintain his excellent physical condition will be subject to review of a neutral physician appointed by the parties under Article X (Injury Grievance), whose physical findings will be conclusive in any arbitration proceeding relating to the physical condition of the player at the time of the exam, providing such exam takes place within twenty (20) days of the contract termination.

*Extension Agreement 2/25/98

(d) Any of the required tenders set forth in this Section 2 may be withdrawn at any time, but if such tender is withdrawn, the player immediately becomes an Unrestricted Free Agent and thereafter is completely free to negotiate and sign a Player Contract with any Club, and any Club shall be completely free to negotiate and sign a Player Contract with any such player, without any penalty or restriction, including, but not limited to, Draft Choice Compensation between Clubs or First Refusal Rights of any kind, or any signing period.

** See Pages 40-41 - Article XIV, Section 8 for Side Letter of 3/3/97, Section 1 re: Good Faith of Required Tender.

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(e) For the purpose of this Article, “Salary” means the total of the Paragraph 5 Salary, roster and reporting bonuses, prorata portion of signing bonus, and other payments to players in compensation for the playing of professional football for the applicable year of the player’s most recently negotiated Player Contract, except for performance bonuses other than roster and reporting bonuses. Beginning with the 1994 League Year, Salary shall also include any un-repaid loans made, guaranteed or collateralized by a Team or its Team Affiliate to a player or Player Affiliate during or after the 1993 League Year.

(f) The calculation of any five largest Salaries pursuant to this Article shall not include: (i) any Player Contract resulting from an acceptance of a tender extended pursuant to subsection (b)(i)(1) or (c)(ii) above, without any increase in Salary above the tender; or (ii) any Player Contract amount resulting from a renegotiation of an existing Player Contract between the time of the designation and any applicable later date; provided, however, that Player Contract amounts in existence prior to such renegotiations shall be used if otherwise appropriate.

(g) If a Franchise Player receives a required tender pursuant to Section 2(c)(i) above, any provision in an Offer Sheet to such player waiving or limiting the New Club’s ability to designate the player as a Franchise Player or Transition Player in the future shall not be a Principal Term, and therefore need not be included in a contract formed with the Prior Club as a result of matching such an Offer Sheet (but shall be included in a contract formed with the New Club as a result of the Prior Club not matching such an Offer Sheet). This subsection (g) shall not apply to a player who was designated as a Transition Player in lieu of being designated as a Franchise Player, pursuant to Section 3(a) below, or to any other Transition Player.

*Extension Agreement 2/25/98

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* [T]he definition of a “Signing Bonus” for purposes of the top 5 and top 10 minimum tenders is the same under the Salary Cap, that the prorata portion of such Signing Bonuses includes pro-rated amounts from prior Player Contracts, and that the Salary Cap acceleration rules for unamortized Signing Bonus amounts do not apply to the calculation of the top 5 and top 10 minimum tenders.

*Side Letter 2/14/96

* For purposes of calculating the minimum tenders to Franchise and Transition players under Article XX, if the present value of any deferred Paragraph 5 amount (as defined in Article XXIV, Section 7, Paragraph (a)(ii)) is at least $100,000 less than the initial Paragraph 5 amount (before being present valued), then the present value amount shall be used.

*Side Letter 6/23/93: Sec. 5

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#301 - 09/14/06 09:09 AM Re: Franchise/Transition Player "Tags" [Re: AdManager]
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Section 3. Transition Player Designations:

(a) Each Club shall be permitted to designate two Unrestricted Free Agents as Transition Players by February 25, 1993; one Unrestricted Free Agent as a Transition Player between February 1 and February 15, 1994; and one Unrestricted Free Agent as a Transition Player between February 1 and February 15 in the Final League Year, with the period ending at 4:00p.m. New York time. In addition, in each League Year during the term of this Agreement, each Club shall be permitted to designate one Unrestricted Free Agent or Restricted Free Agent as a Transition Player in lieu of designating a Franchise Player, if such Franchise Player designation is available to such Club, in addition to the Transition Player designations permitted by the immediately preceding sentence, during the same designation period as the Franchise Player designation period.

*Extension Agreement 2/25/98

(b) Any Club that designates a Transition Player shall receive the Rights of First Refusal specified in this Article notwithstanding the number of his Accrued Seasons. Any Transition Player shall be completely free to negotiate and sign a Player Contract with any Club during the period from the first day of the League Year following the expiration of his last player contract to July 15, and any Club shall be completely free to negotiate and sign a Player Contract with such player, without penalty or restriction, including, but not limited to, Draft Choice Compensation between Clubs of any kind, subject only to the Prior Club’s Right of First Refusal described in this Article.

Section 4. Required Tender for Transition Players:

(a) Any Club that designates a Transition Player shall be deemed on the first day of the League Year following the expiration of the player’s last contract to have automatically tendered the player a one year NFL Player Contract for the average of the ten largest Prior Year Salaries for players at the position at which he played the most games during the prior League Year, or 120% of his Prior Year Salary, whichever is greater. The tender may be withdrawn at any time, but if such tender is withdrawn, the player immediately becomes an Unrestricted Free Agent and thereafter is completely free to negotiate and sign a Player Contract with any Club, and any Club shall be completely free to negotiate and sign a Player Contract with such player, without any penalty or restriction, including, but not limited to, Draft Choice Compensation between Clubs or First Refusal Rights of any kind, or any signing period.

** See Page 70 - Article XX, Section 2(g) for Side Letter 6/23/93, Sec. 5 re: Calculation of Minimum Tender to Franchise and Transition Players.

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(b) For the 1993 League Year, any Club that designated a Transition Player who has not signed a Player Contract by 4:00 p.m. New York time on June 14, and which has not withdrawn its required tender, shall tender such player a one year NFL Player Contract for (i) the average of the ten largest Salaries in Player Contracts signed for the 1993 League Year as of May 6, 1993 for players at the position at which he played the most games during the prior League Year, or (ii) the amount of the required tender pursuant to subsection (a) above, whichever is greater. This tender may be withdrawn at any time, but if such tender is withdrawn, the player immediately becomes an Unrestricted Free Agent and thereafter is completely free to negotiate and sign a Player Contract with any Club, and any Club shall be completely free to negotiate and sign a Player Contract with any such player, without any penalty or restriction, including, but not limited to, Draft Choice Compensation between Clubs or First Refusal Rights of any kind, or any signing period.

(c) The calculation of any ten largest Salaries pursuant to this Article shall not include: (i) any Player Contract amount resulting from an acceptance of a tender pursuant to subsection (b)(i) above, without any increase in Salary above the tender; or (ii) any Player Contract amount resulting from a renegotiation of an existing Player Contract between the time of the designation and any applicable later date; provided, however, that Player Contract amounts in existence prior to such renegotiations shall be used if otherwise appropriate.

Section 5. Right of First Refusal for Transition Players: Any player designated as a Transition Player shall, at the expiration of his prior year Player Contract, be permitted to negotiate a Player Contract with any Club. When the Transition Player negotiates such an offer with a New Club, which the player desires to accept, he shall give to the Prior Club a completed Offer Sheet, signed by the player and the New Club, which shall contain the Principal Terms (as defined in Article XIX (Veteran Free Agency)) of the New Club’s offer. The Prior Club, within seven days from the date it receives the Offer Sheet, may exercise or not exercise its Right of First Refusal, which shall have the legal consequences set forth in Sections 3(b)‑(h), 4 and 6 of Article XIX (Veteran Free Agency) above, except that no Draft Choice Compensation shall be made with respect to such player, and, for the purposes of those provisions, the player and each Club shall otherwise have the same rights and obligations as for a Restricted Free Agent set forth in those provisions, notwithstanding the number of his Accrued Seasons.

Section 6. Lists: On each date following the dates set forth in Sections 1 and 3 above, the NFL shall provide to the NFLPA a list of each Unrestricted Free Agent designated as a Franchise Player or a Transition Player.

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Section 7. Salary Information:

(a) No later than February 1 of each League Year during the term of this Agreement, the NFL shall compile and disclose to the NFLPA a list of each of the ten largest Prior Year Salaries for players at the following positions which shall be utilized for calculating the average Prior Year Salaries of players at the positions of Franchise Players and Transition Players: Quarterback, Running Back, Wide Receiver, Tight End, Offensive Line, Defensive End, Interior Defensive Line, Linebacker, Cornerback, Safety, and Kicker/Punter. For the 1993 League Year, such list shall be provided to the NFLPA by February 15.

(b) No later than ten days after the last day of the Restricted Free Agent Signing Period in each League Year during the term of this Agreement, the NFL shall compile and disclose to the NFLPA a list of each of the ten and five largest Salaries for players at the positions set forth in subparagraph (a) above which shall be utilized for calculating the applicable average Salaries of players at such positions as of the last day of the Restricted Free Agent Signing Period (including the amount of Salary in any executed Offer Sheets). For the 1993 League Year, such supplemental list shall be provided to the NFLPA no later than May 18, 1993 with respect to such Salaries as of May 6, 1993.

(c) Any dispute concerning the identity and Salaries of players included within each player position category, or any other matter regarding these figures, shall be submitted to and resolved by the Impartial Arbitrator during the period from February 1 to February 15, or within twenty-five days after the last day of the Restricted Free Agent Signing Period, respectively; for the 1993 League Year, any such dispute shall be submitted to and resolved by the Impartial Arbitrator prior to March 1 or May 31, respectively. The Impartial Arbitrator shall make an independent determination in writing. In arriving at his determination, the Impartial Arbitrator shall consider any relevant information furnished to him, and shall be provided access to all relevant Player Contracts. The Impartial Arbitrator’s determination shall be final and binding upon all parties.

Section 8. No Assignment: No Club may assign or otherwise transfer to any other Club the exclusive negotiating rights or any Right of First Refusal it may have for any Franchise Player, nor any Right of First Refusal it may have for any Transition Player, nor any designation rights it may have.

Section 9. Duration of Designation: Each Club that signs a player it designated as a Franchise Player to a Player Contract shall be deemed each League Year thereafter to have utilized its Franchise Player designation for each League Year for which such player entered into a Player Contract with such Club at the time when such player was subject to such designation (unless the Club exercised a Right of First Refusal with respect to a Franchise Player tendered a Player Contract pursuant to Sections 2(b)(ii) or

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2(c)(i) above, in which case the Club shall be deemed to have utilized its Franchise Player designation only in the League Year of the designation). For example, without limitation on any other applicable example, a Franchise Player who signs a Player Contract for two League Years at a time when the player was subject to the designation shall be deemed to be the Club’s Franchise Player for both such League Years. However, in the event that the designated player retires or suffers a career-ending injury (or an injury that prevents or will prevent the player from playing in 32 consecutive regular season games) which prevents him from playing a contract year entered into while under such designation (or is unavailable for the season due to non-injury circumstances beyond the control of the Club), such Club shall be permitted to designate another player in lieu of such injured, retired or unavailable player for each remaining League Year covered by the Club’s prior designation for such player, provided that the Club designates a new Franchise Player during the designation period prior to the first League Year to be covered by the re-designation. Any dispute as to whether an injury is career-ending or prevents or will prevent a player from playing in 32 consecutive games shall be decided by the Impartial Arbitrator. If a Club and a player agree to extend (either separately or as part of a renegotiation) a Player Contract prior to July 15 in the League Year for which the Club designated the player as a Franchise Player, such Club shall also be deemed to have utilized its Franchise Player designation pursuant to this Section 9 for the full period of that extension. If a Club and a player agree to extend (either separately or as part of a renegotiation) a Player Contract on or after July 15 in the League Year for which the Club designated the player as a Franchise Player, such Club shall not be deemed to have utilized its Franchise Player designation pursuant to this Section 9 for the period of the extension, unless there has been a violation of the provisions of Article XXV (Enforcement of The Salary Cap And Entering Player Pool), Sections 1 or 2, with respect to such contract extension.

*Extension Agreement 2/25/98

* Beginning with the 1994 League Year, if a Club withdraws a Franchise Player designation after the last date of the signing period for Unrestricted Free Agents (i.e., July 15 or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later), and the Club subsequently signs a Player Contract for that season with the player who was subject to the designation, and does so before the later of (i)15 days after the withdrawal of the designation, or (ii) the day after the next scheduled NFL pre-season game for the Club (not including any game played outside the U.S.), the Club shall be deemed to have signed the player while he was subject to the designation, and, pursuant to Article VIII, Paragraph 9 of the Settlement Agreement, and Article XX, Section 9 of

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the CBA, the Club shall have utilized its Franchise Player designation for each League Year for which such Player Contract was signed.

Also, beginning with the 1994 League Year, if a Club withdraws a Franchise Player designation after the date of its final cutdown to the Active List limit for that season, and the Club subsequently signs a Player Contract for that season with the player who was subject to the designation, and does so before the day after the Club’s second regular season game after the withdrawal of the designation, the Club shall be deemed to have signed the player while he was subject to the designation, and, pursuant to Article VIII, Paragraph 9 of the Settlement Agreement, and Article XX, Section 9 of the CBA, the Club shall have utilized its Franchise Player designation for each League Year for which such Player Contract was signed.

*Side Letter 1/18/94: Sec. 1

* If a club executes a multi-year agreement with a player designated as a Franchise Player and trades the player the same day to another NFL club, the assignor club will be deemed to have used its franchise designation for only the League Year in which the contract was executed.

*Side Letter 4/21/95

* If a Club and a player whom the Club had designated as a Franchise Player in a prior League Year agree to extend a Player Contract that was agreed to when the player was subject to the Franchise Player designation, such Club shall not thereby be deemed to have utilized its Franchise Player designation pursuant to Article XX, Section 9 of the CBA for the period of the extension.

* Side Letter 5/24/95: Sec. 10

Section 10. Franchise Player Designation Period: A Club may designate a Franchise Player only during the periods and in the numbers specified in Section 1 above; otherwise, the Club’s right to such designation expires. However, a Club may designate a player to whom the Club has rights as a Franchise Player with respect to any first future League Year during the term of this Agreement for which such player is anticipated to be an Unrestricted Free Agent. For any such players, the Club shall be deemed on the first day of the first future League Year in which the designation takes effect to have automatically tendered the player a one year NFL Player Contract for the applicable average of the five largest Prior Year Salaries for players at the

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position category at which he played the most games during the prior League Year, or 120% of the player’s Prior-Year Salary, whichever is greater. If a player designated to become the Franchise Player in the future retires, suffers a career-ending injury (or an injury that prevents the player from participating in 32 consecutive regular season games), is unavailable for the season due to non-injury circumstances beyond the control of the Club, or is assigned to another Club (other than through the waiver system) before such designation is exercised, the Club shall be entitled to designate a new Franchise Player for that League Year. Any dispute as to whether an injury is career-ending or prevents or will prevent a player from playing in 32 consecutive games shall be decided by the Impartial Arbitrator.

Section 11. Transition Player Designation Period: A Club may designate a Transition Player (or players) only during the periods and in the numbers specified in Section 3 above; otherwise, the Club’s right to such designation expires. However, a Club may designate a player to whom the Club has rights as a Transition Player with respect to any first future League Year during the term of this Agreement for which such player becomes an Unrestricted Free Agent; any such future designation exhausts the Club’s designation right (and does not move to any other Club) even if the player moves to another Club, as a Restricted Free Agent or via waivers, before he would have become an Unrestricted Free Agent with the designated Club. For any such players, the Club shall be deemed on the first day of the first future League Year in which the designation takes effect to have automatically tendered the player a one year NFL Player Contract for the applicable average of the ten largest Prior Year Salaries for players at the position that he played the most games during the prior League Year, or 120% of the player’s Prior Year Salary, whichever is greater. If a player designated to become a Transition Player in the future retires, suffers a career-ending injury (or an injury that prevents the player from participating in 32 consecutive regular season games), is unavailable for the season due to non-injury circumstances beyond the control of the Club, or is assigned to another Club (other than through the waiver system) before such designation is exercised, the Prior Club shall be entitled to designate a new Transition Player for that League Year.

* If a Prior Club becomes entitled to designate a new Transition Player pursuant to Article XX, Section 11 (penultimate sentence) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the prior Club may designate the new Transition Player for that League Year between February 1 and February 15 of any League Year prior to the League Year in which the player initially designated would have become a Transition Player.

*Side Letter 5/24/95: Sec. 15

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Any dispute as to whether an injury is career-ending or prevents or will prevent a player from playing in 32 consecutive games shall be decided by the Impartial Arbitrator.

Section 12. Prospective Designation: Notwithstanding Sections 10 and 11 above, if in the 1993 League Year (or in the 1994 League Year, if no Salary Cap is in effect during the 1994 League Year), a Club designates a Franchise Player or Transition Player to apply to the first League Year a designated player is expected to be eligible to be an Unrestricted Free Agent under Article XIX (Veteran Free Agency), but that player turns out not to be an Unrestricted Free Agent because of the failure of the Salary Cap to be in effect that League Year, such designation shall apply to such player the next League Year in which the player becomes an Unrestricted Free Agent.

Section 13. Right to Decline: Each plaintiff who was a named plaintiff prior to February 26, 1993, in the following actions shall be permitted to decline any designation as a Franchise Player or Transition Player during the term of this Agreement, for any reason whatsoever, by notice to his prior Club within ten days of such designation for current year designations and within ten days of February 15 (or such other date as may be agreed upon by the NFL and the NFLPA) in the future League Year such designation becomes effective for future year designations: White v. NFL, Civ. No. 4‑92‑906 (D. Minn.); Lewis v. NFL, Civ. No. 3‑93‑87 (D. Minn.); McNeil v. NFL, Civ. No. 4‑90‑476 (D. Minn.); Allen v. Chargers Football Co., Civ. No. 91‑4322 (C.D. Cal.); Joyner v. NFL, Civ. No. 92‑2876 (E.D. Pa.); and Hebert v. NFL, Civ. No. S023546 (Sup. Ct. Cal.). In the event that a Club designates any such player as a Franchise Player or Transition Player, and such player declines such designation and signs with another Club, such designating Club shall be awarded Compensatory Draft Selection(s) in lieu of such designation. In the case of a Franchise Player, only one year’s designation shall be exhausted in the latter situation. Such additional Compensatory Draft Selections shall not exceed a total of twenty during the term of this Agreement.

Section 14. Other Terms: For the purposes of this Article, the Required Tenders of a one year Player Contract for at least 120% of the Franchise Player’s or Transition Player’s Prior Year Salaries shall in addition to the 120% Salary also include all other terms of the player’s Prior Year contract, including any guarantees and any provisions providing for incentives or performance bonuses. In addition, a player who is designated as a Franchise Player or a Transition Player shall have the option of accepting a one year NFL Player Contract for 120% of the player’s Prior Year Salary in lieu of a Player Contract for the average of the five (or ten, as applicable) largest applicable Salaries for players at his position, if he so wishes, regardless of which Player Contract is for a greater amount.

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Section 15. Compensatory Draft Selection: The procedures for awarding Compensatory Draft Selections shall be determined as agreed by the NFL and the NFLPA.

Section 16. Signing Period for Transition Players:

(a) In the event that a player who is designated and tendered as a Transition Player has not signed a Player Contract with a Club by July 15 in the League Year following the expiration of his last Player Contract, the Prior Club shall be the only Club with which the player may negotiate or sign a Player Contract during the period from such date until the Tuesday following the tenth week of the regular season, at 4:00 p.m. New York time.

(b) If a Transition Player described in subsection (a) above has not signed a Player Contract by the Tuesday following the tenth week of the regular season, at 4:00 p.m. New York time, the player shall be prohibited from playing football in the NFL for the remainder of that League Year, absent a showing to the Impartial Arbitrator of extreme Club or extreme personal hardship. The determination of the Impartial Arbitrator shall be made within five days of the application, and shall be based upon all information relating to such hardship submitted by such date. The determination of the Impartial Arbitrator shall be final and binding upon all parties.

(c) If a Transition Player does not play in the NFL in a League Year, he shall continue to be treated as a Transition Player the following League Year and the Team shall be deemed on the first day of the following League Year to have automatically tendered the player a one year NFL Player Contract for the average of the ten largest Salaries for thešprior League Year for players at the player’s specified position, or 120% of his Prior Year Salary, whichever is greater. The tender may be withdrawn at any time, but if such tender is withdrawn, the player immediately becomes an Unrestricted Free Agent and is completely free to negotiate and sign a Player Contract with any Club, and any Club is completely free to negotiate and sign a Player Contract with such player, without penalty or restriction, including, but not limited to, Draft Choice Compensation between Clubs or First Refusal Rights of any kind, or any signing period.

Section 17. Signing Period for Franchise Players:

(a) If a Franchise Player has not signed a Player Contract by the Tuesday following the tenth week of the regular season, at 4:00 p.m. New York time, the player shall be prohibited from playing football in the NFL for the remainder of that League Year, absent a showing to the Impartial Arbitrator of extreme Club or extreme personal hardship. The determination of the Impartial Arbitrator shall be made within five days of the application, and shall consider all information relating to such hardship submitted by such date. The determination of the Impartial Arbitrator shall be final and binding upon all parties.

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(b) If a Franchise Player does not play in the NFL in a League Year, his Prior Team shall have the right to designate such player as a Franchise Player or a Transition Player the following League Year, if such designation is otherwise available to the Team, except that the applicable tender must be made and any 120% tender shall be measured from the Player’s prior year salary. If such a player is re-designated as a Franchise Player for the League Year following the League Year in which he does not play, the player may be designated only under Section 2(c)(i) above, except that Draft Choice Compensation of only one first round draft selection and one third round draft selection shall be made with respect to such player in the event he signs with the New Club. If a Franchise Player who has sufficient Accrued Seasons to become an Unrestricted Free Agent is not designated as a Franchise Player or Transition Player for any League Year immediately following a League Year in which he does not play, then on the first day of that League Year, the player becomes an Unrestricted Free Agent and is completely free to negotiate and sign a Player Contract with any Club, and any Club is completely free to negotiate and sign a Player Contract with such player, without penalty or restriction, including, but not limited to, Draft Choice Compensation between Clubs or First Refusal Rights of any kind, or any signing period.

*Extension Agreement 2/25/98

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