NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 13
Salary Cap Accounting Rules

Section 6(b)(iii)(15)
Valuation of Player Contracts

Notwithstanding any provision in a Player Contract to the contrary or when such payments are actually made, the following rules shall apply in determining the amount of a player’s Salary that is to be included in Team Salary in a particular League Year for purposes of the Salary Cap:


Any increase in a player’s Salary for the current League Year that occurs as a result of the renegotiation or extension of the player’s Contract in that League Year, if the NFL does not receive notice of the salary terms of such an executed extended or renegotiated contract prior to 4:00pm (New York Time) on the Monday of the tenth week of the regular season. Notwithstanding the above provisions or anything else in this Agreement, but subject to Section 6(d) below, any guaranteed Paragraph 5 Salary in a Player Contract, including but not limited to renegotiations or extensions of pre-existing Player Contracts, will not be treated as a signing bonus solely on the basis of the guarantee.