Report: NFL Teams Breaking Lockout Rules, Contacting Undrafted Players

We're in the midst of a lockout, which, apparently, means business as usual for NFL agents.

Since the lockout's April 29 reinstatement, teams have been barred from signing players not picked in the recent draft — or even contacting their agents. That rule, though, has apparently been disregarded.

According to ProFootballTalk, six agents have reported contact from teams regarding undrafted players.

“It was almost like a normal year in terms of contact, a little less [phone contact] than normal maybe, only without the signed contracts at the end,” said one of the agents.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello has stated that such contact would be considered tampering, but that means that action against any teams doing so would be unlikely.

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