NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Appendix Q
Offseason Workout Program and Minicamp Participation Agreement for Player Under Tender or Club's Own Unrestricted Free Agent

“PLAYER”: _______________________________

“CLUB”: _______________________________

DATE: _______________________________

Player and Club agree that Player may participate in Club's voluntary offseason workout program (the “Program”) and minicamps (“Minicamps”), as scheduled by Club during the [year] offseason.

Player and Club agree that during the period of the Program and Minicamps, Player shall be deemed to be an employee of Club. Nevertheless, Player shall retain whatever free agency rights, if any, he may have under the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”), subject to any individually negotiated Right of First Refusal the Club may have, or any Required Tender, as defined in Article 1 of the CBA, that has been made, or that may be made, to Player by Club.

The offseason Program and Minicamps shall be conducted pursuant to the terms of the CBA, including without limitation Article 21, Article 22 and Appendix G.

For Player’s participation in the Program, Player shall receive the minimum daily amount specified in Article 21, Section 3 of the CBA, subject to the terms and conditions of that Section. For Player’s participation in any Minicamp, Player shall receive “per diem” payments at the rate provided in Article 23, Section 4 of the CBA. Any compensation paid to Player under this Agreement shall be subject to deduction for federal, state and local income taxes, social security, and any other lawful withholdings and deductions, as applicable. Any amounts earned by Player under this Agreement shall be paid to Player on a weekly or bi-weekly basis over the course of the Program and Minicamps.

Player agrees to promptly report to the Club Physician or Head Athletic Trainer any injury or illness sustained while participating in the Program or Minicamps. At Club’s request, Player agrees to submit to, and to cooperate with, any medical examination requested by Club in connection with such injury or illness.

In the event Player is injured during the Program while working out at the Club’s facility under the direction of a Club official or while participating in Club’s Minicamps, Player shall be deemed to have been under a one-year Player Contract to Club with Paragraph 5 Salary at the greater of (i) the amount of any Required Tender made to Player; (ii) the Minimum Salary specified in Article 26, Section 1(a) of the CBA for a player with Player’s own number of Credited Seasons; or (iii) the following amount (if any), as agreed to by Player and Club, as signified by their initials immediately to the right: $______ at the time of such injury. __________ (initials, if applicable)

Any dispute between Player and Club involving the interpretation or application of this Agreement or any provision of the CBA will be submitted to final and binding arbitration in accordance with the procedure called for in the CBA.

Anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding, Player and Club expressly agree that Player has no contractual or other right to participate in Club’s Program or Minicamps or any other activities at Club’s facilities. Club and Player acknowledge Player’s participation in Club’s Program and any Minicamp is at all times voluntary on the part of Player and that Player may withdraw from participation at any time.





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