NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 45
Injury Protection

Section 3(c)


A player will receive no amount of any contract covering the season subsequent to the season following the season of injury, except if he has individually negotiated more injury protection or a larger guaranteed salary in that contract for the affected year in question or if he qualifies for the Extended Injury Protection benefit described below. The benefit will be paid to the player in equal weekly installments commencing no later than the date of the first regular season game, which benefit payments will cease if the player signs a contract for that season with another Club. A player will not be entitled to the Injury Protection Benefit more than once during his playing career in the NFL.