Injured rookies and financial compensation

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    Injured rookies and financial compensation

    Tough break for Tyrone McKenzie. If a rookie gets hurt at a mini camp before signing a contract, does he get any kind of financial compensation? I'm sure the medical bills will be picked up. Just hate to see a kid come this far thru all of his problems, to have this happen.
     
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    Tough break for Tyrone McKenzie. If a rookie gets hurt at a mini camp before signing a contract, does he get any kind of financial compensation? I'm sure the medical bills will be picked up. Just hate to see a kid come this far thru all of his problems, to have this happen.
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    I'm not positive nor will I seek proof but I'm fairly confident that teams are required to negotiate in good faith and the standard operating procedure uses the previous years contract of the person drafted in the same spot and then raises it by a a few percent. In other words rookie contracts are basically slotted and almost predetermined with minor adjustments for certain positions. McKenzie's injury should have no impact on his rookie contract same as a player like Tate who is drafted while injured.
     
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    McKenzie & contract

    Posted by Mike Reiss, Globe Staff May 6, 2009 05:30 PM

    A few e-mails today have asked the following question: How does third-round pick Tyrone McKenzie, who is out for the year with a torn ACL, get paid since he is not under contract?

    After speaking with an agent, here is a snapshot of how it works:

    Prior to draft picks participating in a mini-camp, their agents receive a tender letter and an injury protection agreement from teams.

    The tender letter says that by drafting the player, the team has the player's rights. The injury protection agreement notes that in the event of a career or season-ending injury, the team will negotiate in good faith based on the contract the player at that spot received the year before.

    In this case, McKenzie was selected 97th overall.

    Last year's 97th overall pick, Bengals receiver Andre Caldwell, received a reported four-year, $2.265 million contract with a $560,000 signing bonus.

    Because the Patriots agreed to negotiate in good faith, McKenzie can still expect to sign a similar contract to Caldwell's.

     
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    drafting 12 players is a good thing in a situation like this.it stinks when a good prospect goes down for the year,but if there has to be injuries like this.let it happen before they sign the contracts.
     
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    Does his salary count against the cap?  if so this really stinks!!


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    Does his salary count against the cap?  if so this really stinks!!         Bill Belichick --One of the 100 most influential people in America according to Time magazine.
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