How do claims work?

slanidrac16

ASFN Icon
Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 11, 2002
Posts
15,082
Reaction score
14,609
Location
Plainfield, Il.
I know we are 3rd in line but when it is our turn can we pick as many guys as we want or do we pick one and wait like the draft ?
Thanks in advance.
 

Proximo

ASFN Icon
Joined
Mar 8, 2015
Posts
12,320
Reaction score
10,010
You submit you would like to claim a guy to the nfl office in the 24 hours after they are cut, they then award the guy to the team with the highest claim priority that submitted a claim after 24 hours. We could put in a claim for 53 guys if we wanted to - but we would only actually get the guys the two teams in front of us did not claim.
 

MadCardDisease

Moderator
Moderator
Supporting Member
Joined
May 13, 2002
Posts
20,081
Reaction score
12,637
Location
Chandler, Az
Once a club waives a player, the 31 other clubs either file a claim to obtain him or they waive their chance to do so (thus the origin of the term “waiver”). Clubs are assigned players on a priority basis. From the first business day after the Super Bowl until the day after the third regular season week, assignments are based on a claiming order that is the same as the order in which clubs selected in that year’s Draft. From the beginning of the fourth regular season weekend through the Super Bowl, assignments are based on the inverse order of their win-loss record. For example, a team with fewer wins will be awarded a player off waivers ahead of a team with a better record. If a player passes through waivers unclaimed, he becomes a free agent.

Once the waiver period starts each year through the trading deadline, a vested veteran — a player who has acquired four years of pension credit — is not subject to the waiver system if the club decides to release him. That means if a team decides to release a vested veteran, the league considers his contract to be terminated immediately and he is free to negotiate and sign with any other club. From the trading deadline through the end of the regular season, vested veterans are subject to the waiver process.
 

kerouac9

Klowned by Keim
Joined
Feb 14, 2003
Posts
37,500
Reaction score
27,785
Location
Gilbert, AZ
@MadCardDisease 's second paragraph is key. @BritCard mentioned it in another thread, but waiver claims are going to be mostly youngish bottom-of-the-roster players. You're not picking up a starter on the waiver wire.
 

MadCardDisease

Moderator
Moderator
Supporting Member
Joined
May 13, 2002
Posts
20,081
Reaction score
12,637
Location
Chandler, Az
@MadCardDisease 's second paragraph is key. @BritCard mentioned it in another thread, but waiver claims are going to be mostly youngish bottom-of-the-roster players. You're not picking up a starter on the waiver wire.

For the Cardinals they actually may be a starter. Just saying
 

Latest posts

Forum statistics

Threads
542,698
Posts
5,312,131
Members
6,290
Latest member
stbmd
Top