nycdan Posted March 7, 2019 Author Share Posted March 7, 2019 7 minutes ago, Skeptable said: "Street/Other Free Agents (SFA) SFA’s are players who had contracts that extended into at least 2016 with a NFL team but were released from the contract. Players who were released or not on an active roster prior to the playoffs were free to sign futures contracts for the 2016 League Year in January. Now that the Super Bowl is complete, teams can begin to release players under contract for 2016. Unlike unrestricted free agents who are not allowed to sign until March 9, these players are free to sign with any team in the NFL once released from their contract. Usually players released from their contract during this period are those who don’t factor at all into the future plans of a team and the team sees fit to let them have an early chance at free agency, Players like Michael Griffin, Nate Allen, and Riley Cooper all recently cut fit into this category. These players do not factor into any compensatory equations and would be the type of free agent that draft conscious teams like the Ravens and Packers would target once available." https://overthecap.com/explaining-free-agent-and-contract-terms/ This is a write up from 2016... so ignore the dates Thanks. So as I read it, if a team officially releases a veteran now, he's a SFA and can talk to and sign. So players who are UFAs can't qualify for this (or they would not factor into comp pick equation) but players under contract, like Jamie Collins, wouldn't factor into the comp anyway, can be released any time and can talk and sign immediate. Good info. It's a bit fuzzy, but I get it. So back to the initial point, who is out there as an SFA right now that you've heard teams talking to but the Jets aren't? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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