Do players get paid when they come in for a workout?

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    Do players get paid when they come in for a workout?

    I was wondering if they get paid for the workout if they don't get signed. 
     
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    Re: Do players get paid when they come in for a workout?

    I don,t believe so-could be wrong.
     
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    that would be like paying for a test drive on a car you were thinking about buying
     
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    No, they don't get paid. It's basically like a job interview.
     
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    [QUOTE]that would be like paying for a test drive on a car you were thinking about buying
    Posted by natesubs[/QUOTE]

    I would think they didn't but since their in a union they may have a rule about getting paid.  I don't know.
     
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    Re: Do players get paid when they come in for a workout?

    Good question, I would like to know too.  Maybe just their air fare paid and a one day per diem.
     
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    now this is a question for mike reiss
     
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    Ya know, that's a good point tcal. I'm guessing they would have insurance through the union in case they were injured during the workout on top of what bradymossfan mentioned...but I don't see how they would get paid, because they're not actually employed by the team. I believe, because of the whole publicly traded thing, that they'd have to sign him to a 1 day contract in order to pay him.

    Then again, I really have no clue on the internal labor laws in the NFL, or unions either, so I could be way off...lol.

     
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    Any time I've had to fly somewhere for an interview all my expenses were paid. I'm sure they get expenses taken care of. I doubt they get paid cause then it would count against the cap. Expenses wouldnt be pay.
     
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     I would think per diem / expenses
     
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    It's curious how none of this stuff gets publicized yet we, as fans, really want to know how it compares to our working experiences. Like when BB signs some street guys and then they get cut after 5 days of practice without playing a game. We never find out what the terms of the deal were. Did they get a small signing bonus? If so, how much? All this leaves me curious.

     
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    [QUOTE]It's curious how none of this stuff gets publicized yet we, as fans, really want to know how it compares to our working experiences. Like when BB signs some street guys and then they get cut after 5 days of practice without playing a game. We never find out what the terms of the deal were. Did they get a small signing bonus? If so, how much? All this leaves me curious.
    Posted by NYC[/QUOTE]

    From reading (parts of) the new CBA (see below), these players likely sign the standard player contract at the minimum salary for undrafted rookie free agents. However, they don't get paid under that contract until the regular season starts (and they make the team).  While in training camp (through the preseason), they apparently just get their expenses covered plus a "per diem" at a rate of $850 a week. (The veteran per diem is $1,600 per week.)  Again, I'm no expert, but this is my interpretation of what's in the CBA.

    I'd guess that Phil is right above that guys who come in for tryouts get their travel expenses covered, but probably no pay. 

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Do players get paid when they come in for a workout? : From reading (parts of) the new CBA (see below), these players likely sign the standard player contract at the minimum salary for undrafted rookie free agents. However, they don't get paid under that contract until the regular season starts (and they make the team).  While in training camp (through the preseason), they apparently just get their expenses covered plus a "per diem" at a rate of $850 a week. (The veteran per diem is $1,600 per week.)  Again, I'm no expert, but this is my interpretation of what's in the CBA. I'd guess that Phil is right above that guys who come in for tryouts get their travel expenses covered, but probably no pay.  https://images.nflplayers.com/mediaResources/files/PDFs/General/2011_Final_CBA.pdf
    Posted by prolate0spheroid[/QUOTE]


    Prolate Spheroid
    Thanks for the a copy of the NFL - Player agreement. 318 pages of facts and figures all broken down including what is allowed for travel, moving, annual escalators and even practice squad salaries ($5,700 per week for 2011).
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Do players get paid when they come in for a workout? : Prolate Spheroid Thanks for the a copy of the NFL - Player agreement. 318 pages of facts and figures all broken down including what is allowed for travel, moving, annual escalators and even practice squad salaries ($5,700 per week for 2011).
    Posted by NYC[/QUOTE]

    Perfect cure for insomnia, isn't it?  Smile

    (Actually, it's kind of nice to have source documents rather than just guessing.)

     
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    Re: Do players get paid when they come in for a workout?

    As far as I know, they get flown in or driven in, based on where they are coming from. All work outs are covered under some sort of an insurance policy in case the player is injured during the 'interview'. But there is no salary.
     

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