NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 27
Veteran Salary Benefit

Section 13
Players Moving to New Club

In the event that a player signs a Qualifying Contract with a “New Club,” the player cannot be traded back to the “Old Club” during that League Year unless the player’s prior contract(s) with the Old Club meets the requirements of Section 14 below. In the event that the player signs a Qualifying Contract with a New Club and the Qualifying Contract is terminated by the New Club, the player may sign a Qualifying Contract with his Old Club. Nothing in the foregoing shall prevent a player from signing a contract with his Old Club if the Old Club does not seek to have the contract treated as a Qualifying Contract.