NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 9
Veteran Free Agency

Section 6
Notices, Etc.


Any Offer Sheet, First Refusal Exercise Notice, or other writing required or permitted to be given under this Article 9 or Article 10, shall be sent either by personal delivery or by overnight mail, or by electronic mail in .pdf form, in each case a confirmation copy shall also be sent by first class mail, addressed as follows:


To any NFL Club: addressed to that Club at the principal address of such Club as then listed on the records of the NFL or at the Club’s principal office, to the attention of the Club’s president or general manager;


To the NFL: 345 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10154 to the attention of the Executive Vice President Labor & League Counsel;


To a Restricted Free Agent: to his address listed on the Offer Sheet and, if the Restricted Free Agent designates a representative on the Offer Sheet and lists such representative’s address thereon, a copy shall be sent to such representative at such address; and


To the NFLPA: 63 Gene Upshaw Place, 1133 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036.


An Offer Sheet shall be deemed given only when received by the Prior Club. A First Refusal Exercise Notice, a Qualifying Offer and any other writing required or permitted under Article 9 or Article 10 shall be deemed given when sent by the Prior Club.


Subject to Article 17, Section 1, the NFL shall have the right to prepare and circulate to all Clubs two lists containing, respectively, no more than the name, address, Social Security number, telephone number, college, position, Team, Right of First Refusal and/or any Draft Choice Compensation of each and every player who shall or has become (i) an Unrestricted Free Agent; (ii) a Restricted Free Agent, as of the end of the League Year, or as of the first date of the Signing Period, respectively, and no other list relating to Free Agents (“Free Agent Lists”). The NFL shall also have the right to prepare lists with the same information identifying players who are subject to a Franchise or Transition Tender, or who were eligible for but did not receive a Restricted Free Agent of Exclusive Rights Player Qualifying Offer. Information shall not be selectively withheld for some players but not others. If one or more Free Agent Lists are so circulated, copies thereof shall be sent to the NFLPA.