I saw that Ke’Shawn Vaugh, the rookie from Vanderbilt decided to opt-out this season.
My question is, if say a 5th round player or whatever (Vaugh was a 3rd) decides to opt-out, are they guaranteed the money? I’m just wondering if a lot of bubble type players will decide to opt-out instead of possibly getting cut and not making a team…or can a team cut a player who decides to opt-out? Does this opt-out year count as a year in the league, as I believe it’s like 4 or 5 years and you get a pension and other benefits from the NFL.
Anyone got the details on how all this works?..just curious.