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Draft Question

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by Ryan, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Cheesehead

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    I always wondered about this. What exactly happens when a player is drafted as far as them signing the dotted line. What happens if a player is drafted and doesn't want to play for the team that picked him, or the team and player/agent can't come to an agreement on a contract? Are they just a FA at that point or what happens?
     
  2. all about da packers

    all about da packers Cheesehead

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    As far as I know, if a person drafted does not sign, then he remains property of the team that drafted him. Until the next draft, if he still has not signed, he re-entres the draft. So thus he is free to be drafted by any other team, or the same team once again. He doesn't become a FA, just re-entres the draft.
     
  3. eastcoastpacker

    eastcoastpacker Cheesehead

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    That 's the way I have heard it is.
     
  4. cheesey

    cheesey Cheesehead

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    Yup.....thats the way it is. Thats why Eli Manning got his rights traded to the Giants. He told the team that drafted him he would NOT play for them, they would be wasting their pick. I think John Elway did the same thing back when he was drafted.
    So, he would have had to sit out a year if they wouldn't have agreed to trade the rights.
     
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Cheesehead

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    Cool thanks everyone. I just thought I would ask as I figured someone here would know what exactly happens :)
     
  6. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    Ask John Elway and the Colts lol
     

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