NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 29

Section 7
Procedural Recall Waivers


A player with four or more Credited Seasons who is subject to procedural recall waivers from the Reserved/Retired or Reserve/Military status, and who opts for Free Agency in lieu of assignment, cannot, during the same season, re-sign or return to the Club that originally requested such waivers.


Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, a player who is placed on the Reserve/Retired List during the preseason will not be subject to procedural recall waivers upon reinstatement.