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Free Agent Terminology

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by El Guapo, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. El Guapo

    El Guapo Cheesehead

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    This is quasi-Packer related: How would one classify players acquired mid-season, added to practice squads, etc. There are several categories that most player acquisitions fall into:

    UnDrafted Rookie Free Agents (example: Sam Shields)
    Rookie Minicamp Tryout Players (no examples?)
    Veteran Exclusive Rights Free Agent (ex: Chris Banjo, although he was re-signed and not from another team)
    Veteran Restricted Free Agent (no examples?)
    Veteran UnRestricted Free Agent (ex: Charles Woodson)
    Street Free Agent (ex: Julius Peppers)
    Waivers: (ex: Howard Green)
    Trades: (ex: Ryan Grant)

    How would you describe the likes of Samkon Gado or Tramon Williams? Were they Rookie Free Agents. What about second year players without a team that are signed?
     
  2. Mondio

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    As far as I know, any practice squad player is a free agent. So are asking what do we call PS players that change teams mid season? I just call them all PS until they eventually make the 53. Even if you bring them to your PS, they are still a free agent able to be signed anywhere.


    Oh, and to the 2nd part, yeah those guys with no teams in any year are free agents. But let's face it, if it's not a guy signed day one with a name everyone recognizes, they don't count to a lot of fans, why? I don't know, its almost as if those other guys aren't free to sign with whomever they'd like either at anytime like big names are?
     
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  3. captainWIMM

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    That's because most of these guys never even play a single down in the NFL.
     
  4. El Guapo

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    That makes sense. They are free agents with no accrued seasons if they don't get drafted.
     

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