Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/5/12
Before the 2012 NFL draft, the NFL and the Player's Association finalized the 2012 rookie compensation pool, which has actually been in existence since 1993. The numbers are based upon how many picks a team has and where those selections are. Teams with more selections and higher draft picks will receive a larger salary pool. According to Aaron Wilson the Cincinnati Bengals have been assigned $6.88 million to their rookie pool for all ten draft picks this year with a limit of $37.87 million over the life of those contracts. For your light reading and wine-swirling enjoyment, the rules within the Collective Bargaining Agreement regarding Rookie Pool Compensation. We direct your attention to ARTICLE 7, Section 1, Chapters C-I. (c) Total Rookie Compensation Pool. "Total Rookie Compensation Pool" means the League-wide limit on the total amount of Rookie Salary for which all Clubs may contract with Drafted and Undrafted Rookies over the entire term of such Rookie Contracts. By way of example,
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