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Title: CFL reinstates NFL window
Post by: gbill2004 on July 20, 2018, 09:51:42 PM
From Naylor: Breaking: CFL teams vote to reinstate ?NFL Window? ... allowing CFL players to work-out for NFL teams/sign NFL contracts heading in off-season heading into the final year of their CFL deals. Matter was voted down in January, approved this week. #CFL


Title: Re: CFL reinstates NFL window
Post by: gbill2004 on July 20, 2018, 09:55:33 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe this means Manziel can leave after one year.


Title: Re: CFL reinstates NFL window
Post by: gbill2004 on July 20, 2018, 09:57:17 PM
New info - looks like it doesn't apply to Manziel:

NFL Window provision will be part of standard player contracts for all players signed after Aug.20th. CFL was required to give 30 days notice to the CFLPA. #CFL

To be clear, NFL Window provision does not apply to CFL contracts signed before Aug. 20/18, which means @IAm_Wilder32 or @JManziel2 are not eligible to sign NFL deals with off-season. #CFL


Title: Re: CFL reinstates NFL window
Post by: kkc60 on July 20, 2018, 10:11:42 PM
Saves headaches for teams and players


Title: Re: CFL reinstates NFL window
Post by: gobombersgo on July 20, 2018, 10:20:11 PM
David William Naylor   @TSNDaveNaylor
Many CFL GM's were apoplectic at NFL Window was removed from CFL contracts as part of CBA negotiation in 2010, phased-out in 2012. They insisted it made it harder to recruit players compared to the small number who left. #CFL

In terms of players "lost" to the NFL, data shows that about 80 per cent of CFL players who signed NFL deals in winters of '15, '16 and '17 returned to play in the CFL. #CFL

Reality is removing NFL Window from contracts opened door for some teams to make "side deals" until those were shut down by @RandyAmbrosie last off-season. Reinstating NFL Window ensures all teams play by same rules. #CFL

Perhaps no coincidence that new league Alliance of American Football recently announced it would allow players to leave contracts to pursue NFL opportunities.#CFL


Title: Re: CFL reinstates NFL window
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on July 20, 2018, 10:46:39 PM
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