Buccaneers Sign WR to Futures Contract


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have wasted no time moving on from Sunday’s devastating loss to the Los Angeles Rams. As Greg Auman of The Athletic reports, the Buccaneers have signed practice-squad wide receiver John Hurst to a futures contract.

Reserve / Future Contract Definition

A reserve / future contract is signed at the close of the regular season, before the start of the new league year, and the player is added to 90-man offseason roster. This is a standard player contract between an NFL club and a player and is subject to the same rules as a signing during the season. The key difference with a reserve / future contract designation is that with the NFL calendar year not beginning until March each year, the player will count against the 90 man roster on the first day of the league year, when the player becomes ‘active’.

There should be more of these futures contracts signed as the day goes on.

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