Section 7Post-Draft Rookie Minicamp
Each Club may hold one three-day post-Draft Rookie Minicamp, which at the Club’s election may be conducted on either the first or second weekend following the College Draft. Players may only participate in Club activities for a maximum of ten hours per day, including meal time that coincides with, or is held between, team activities. “First-year players” (as defined in Article 23, Section 1) who signed a Player Contract with any Club for a prior League Year may also be invited to participate in a Club’s postDraft Rookie Minicamp. Any participating first-year player shall receive the compensation and meal, travel, and housing allowances provided for in Section 4(b) above for each day of the post-Draft Rookie Minicamp the player attends.
During a Club’s post-Draft Rookie Minicamp, veteran players (as defined in Article 23, Section 1) who are not under contract to any Club may participate on a tryout basis, subject to the following rules:
Each Club may allow no more than five (5) veteran players to participate in its post-Draft Rookie Minicamp in each season.
Veteran players who participate in a Club’s post-Draft Club’s Rookie Minicamp shall receive the following compensation, but no other compensation: (1) all travel expenses to and from the post-Draft Rookie Minicamp; (2) housing for veteran players coming from out of town, (3) the pro-rated portion of the weekly per diem specified for the current League Year as set forth in Article 23, Section 4 of the CBA for each day that the veteran player attends the post-Draft Rookie Minicamp; and (4) the meal allowance specified for the current League Year as set forth in Article 22, Section 4 and Article 34, Section 1 of the CBA.
If a veteran player sustains an injury while participating in a Club’s postDraft Rookie Minicamp, he is entitled to reimbursement of reasonable and necessary medical expense incurred as a result of that injury. The determination as to whether or not such expenses are “reasonable and necessary” shall be based on the reasonable opinion of the Club’s Head Team Physician. For the avoidance of doubt, no NFL Player Contract between such injured veteran player and the Club exists as a result of his participation in a post-Draft Rookie Minicamp on a tryout basis, and therefore, such injured veteran player will not be entitled to any compensation pursuant to an NFL Player Contract, including, but not limited to, any benefit pursuant to Paragraph 5 or Paragraph 9 of the NFL Player Contract or to any benefit pursuant to Articles 44 or 45 of this Agreement.
Prior to a Club’s post-Draft Rookie Minicamp, the Club shall provide the NFLMC with a list of the veteran players who will participate in the postDraft Rookie Minicamp on a tryout basis.
The NFLMC shall provide such list to the NFLPA immediately following the conclusion of all Clubs’ post-Draft Rookie Minicamps.
The NFLMC will review each Club’s list of veteran players who will participate in the Club’s post-Draft Rookie Minicamp on a tryout basis.
If the NFLMC determines that a veteran player: (1) was on a Club’s roster as of the last game of the Club’s season in the season immediately preceding the relevant post-Draft Rookie Minicamp or at any time during the same League Year as, but prior to, the relevant post-Draft Rookie Minicamp; (2) was released by the Club prior to the relevant post-Draft Rookie Minicamp; (3) participated in the Club’s relevant post-Draft Rookie Minicamp on a tryout basis; and (4) was re-signed by the Club within 60 days following the relevant post-Draft Rookie Minicamp, the NFLMC will treat the Club’s conduct as a prima facie violation of Article 14, Section 1 of this agreement and Paragraph 18 and 21 of the NFL Player Contract