2021 pro football transaction tracker

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  1. orngblud

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  2. orngblud

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  3. Sangre Naranjada

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    Glad to see Gary Johnson having success.
     
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  4. orngblud

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  7. beijinghorn1

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    what happened with Swoopes?
     
  8. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Last I heard, Swoopes signed a "reserve" contract with the Redskins for this year. Not sure what a "reserve" contract is since it is different than the practice squad.
     
  9. orngblud

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  11. BevoJoe

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    Here's what I found:

    A "futures contract" is the same as a regular active-roster contract, with the regular rules for minimum veteran salaries, cap charges, signing bonuses, etc. The only difference is that it doesn't take effect until the start of the next League Year (this year, that's usually a day in the second week of March per CBS Sports).

    Teams can sign players to futures contracts as soon as the previous regular season is over, but the contract won't count against the salary cap or 53-man limit. Instead, it'll count against the salary cap and 90-man camp limit of the following season.

    In the meantime, the player goes on the reserve/futures list and can't be signed by any other team.

    Who's Eligible for a Futures Contract?

    Any player who wasn't on an active roster at the end of the outgoing regular season, according to Andrew Brandt of NationalFootballPost.com. So, if a player was an unrestricted free agent or on any team's practice squad, after Week 17, they can be signed to a futures contract.

    Here's the rub of the futures contract: For the most part, they're used on players who weren't quite good enough to justify an active roster spot this season but who teams think just might be worth an active roster spot next season. In many cases, this means teams locking up players currently on their own practice squad or another team's.

    Brandt explained that this is a great way of locking up talented young guys on the cusp of breaking out. When he was vice president of the Green Bay Packers, he signed defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins, now of the New York Giants, to a futures deal.
     
  12. stanhin

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  19. ViperHorn

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    The question is can Dalton or Files get the ball to him?
     
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  23. Pomspoms

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    I had lofty expectations for Eagles. I think the woke crowd messed with his head which affected his focus and his production. It was a difficult and distractive time. But I wish him well and a long career especially since he is with the cowboys.
    Personally, I think the cowboys got a steal.
    Also, someone said his career might be better if he gained about 20 or 30 Pounds and became a tight end. I think he would cause A LOT of problems for a defense.
     
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  24. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    Now theres a name I had forgotten.
    He was one of the most heralded athletes/QBs coming out of high school. Not sure what went wrong in Austin....but knew the potential was there. Glad to see him making hay somehow...
     
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  25. orngblud

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    New York Jets sign K Chris Naggar as undrafted free agent.
     
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  27. BevoJoe

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    Lots of movin' and not much playin'. This seems to be the story of his NFL career. Five different team in 4 seasons:

    Cincinnati Bengals (2018)
    Cleveland Browns (2019)
    Los Angeles Chargers (2019–2020)*
    Tennessee Titans (2020)*
    Los Angeles Chargers (2020)
    Indianapolis Colts (2021–present: released)

    * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
     
  28. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    And still picking up a sizable paycheck I would assume.
     
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  29. BevoJoe

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    Maybe. Depends upon the contract terms. His net worth is between $1million - $5million. Not bad for being traded around and primarily on practice squads.
     
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  30. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    Yep.
    I would gladly take his place.
     
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