NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 27
Veteran Salary Benefit

Section 18
No Benefit for Non-Qualifying Contracts or Non-Qualifying Four-Year Player Contacts

Contracts for players with four or more Credited Seasons who sign at the applicable minimum for that year plus more than the maximum amount of Additional Compensation (e.g., prorated signing bonus, etc.) or who otherwise do not qualify for the benefit, are not Qualifying Contracts or Four-Year Player Qualifying Contracts. In addition, contracts that have not been designated as Four-Year Player Qualifying Contracts and approved as such under this Article are not Four-Year Player Qualifying Contracts. The Salary Cap count for such contracts will be in accordance with existing Salary Cap rules. There will be no Veteran Salary Benefit or Four-Year Player Benefit or reduced Salary Cap count for such contracts.