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NFL extends Int’l Pathways Program to a third year - Positively impacts Christian Wade


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How much does he get paid for being on the practice squad? 

 

Maybe it's a nice payday and a chance to live his dream. He's an NFL player, regardless of whether he is on the active roster or the practice squad. 

 

I checked Spotrac but it's all over the place with his contracts. It looks like Wade has at least made $200,000+ over 2 years in the program, plus he is in the NFL.

 

 

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List of teams that want him:                    

But what does this mean for Harry and Meghan?

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I would imagine he is working hard on punt and kick returns to compete for the void Andre Roberts left.

 

Ive watched his highlights recently, his burst and change of direction is impressive.  Seems sure handed. Fearless dude.

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8 hours ago, MAJBobby said:

After he clears waivers.  He is not automatically assigned to the PS Exemption part from what I understand he still has to clear waivers first.

 

If you're right, it makes this better.  I'll hold off until then.  If he does clear waivers, and the Bills designate him again, that will be three years running that the Bills had him exclusively without playing him.  For CWade's sake, if the Bills don't put him on the 53, I hope he gets picked up.

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11 hours ago, Freddie's Dead said:

How is it any way a positive for CWade to be indentured to the Bills for a third year?  The man should have a chance to play for a team that wants him.  This is just so wrong.

 

Well, worse case scenario is he stays in the US with his hot girlfriend/fiancé and makes 130K or so.

 

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13 minutes ago, Freddie's Dead said:

 

If you're right, it makes this better.  I'll hold off until then.  If he does clear waivers, and the Bills designate him again, that will be three years running that the Bills had him exclusively without playing him.  For CWade's sake, if the Bills don't put him on the 53, I hope he gets picked up.


 

Why?  Maybe he would prefer to stay with the Bills - it has been his choice so far.

 

Here is the roster regulations fitting the IPP (pathways program):

 

Roster regulations

The NFL has specific regulations for players that sign through the IPP. The teams to which each IPP player is assigned are allowed 91 players[7] on their off-season rosters, one more than those teams that are not participating in the IPP that year. At the point when these rosters need to be cut to 53 (at the end of pre-season), the participating teams must decide the status of their IPP players.[8][9][10]

First, the team can keep their IPP player on their 53-man roster. If they waive the player, he goes through the NFL's waiver system, which allows him to be claimed by another team. If he clears waivers, the team can sign the player to their practice squad. If they do, they may elect to take an exemption for the IPP player, giving them an extra spot on their practice squad. If they utilize the exemption, that player cannot be signed to the active roster of any team during the season. If the exemption is declined, the player is treated like any other practice squad player, and can be promoted to a team's active roster. If the player chooses to sign with a team other than the one to which he was assigned, that team may not claim the exemption.”

 

 

It covers the options: making the 53, getting cut and being signed by other teams through the waiver process, getting signed to the regular PS or the exempt PS, it even covers the player declining the exemption.

 

The process is entirely up to the Bills and Wade and if Wade feels it is in his best interest to stay on the Bills and be exempt then that is a choice he has.  We should not feel bad for him.

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12 hours ago, YoloinOhio said:

Prior to this extension, Wade was not going to have an exemption and would have had to earn a roster spot to remain with the team. He could have also been cut and signed to PS but under normal PS rules. 


letting them stash him might be making it harder for him to stick for real at some point. Dude has to make the jump sooner rather than later.

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9 minutes ago, Rochesterfan said:


 

Why?  Maybe he would prefer to stay with the Bills - it has been his choice so far.

 

Here is the roster regulations fitting the IPP (pathways program):

 

Roster regulations

The NFL has specific regulations for players that sign through the IPP. The teams to which each IPP player is assigned are allowed 91 players[7] on their off-season rosters, one more than those teams that are not participating in the IPP that year. At the point when these rosters need to be cut to 53 (at the end of pre-season), the participating teams must decide the status of their IPP players.[8][9][10]

First, the team can keep their IPP player on their 53-man roster. If they waive the player, he goes through the NFL's waiver system, which allows him to be claimed by another team. If he clears waivers, the team can sign the player to their practice squad. If they do, they may elect to take an exemption for the IPP player, giving them an extra spot on their practice squad. If they utilize the exemption, that player cannot be signed to the active roster of any team during the season. If the exemption is declined, the player is treated like any other practice squad player, and can be promoted to a team's active roster. If the player chooses to sign with a team other than the one to which he was assigned, that team may not claim the exemption.”

 

 

It covers the options: making the 53, getting cut and being signed by other teams through the waiver process, getting signed to the regular PS or the exempt PS, it even covers the player declining the exemption.

 

The process is entirely up to the Bills and Wade and if Wade feels it is in his best interest to stay on the Bills and be exempt then that is a choice he has.  We should not feel bad for him.

He does get a choice. He makes the roster or cut. Bills will put him on the PS with the exemption yet again. He will not be playing football this year unless he makes the team outright. 

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letting them stash him might be making it harder for him to stick for real at some point. Dude has to make the jump sooner rather than later.

If he would have thought he was ready. He could have left the IPP program at the end of last season. 


and for those that think being shut down again this year is unfair to him. Let me ask what is the % of players from the IPP that actually are still on teams 53 man rosters?  Sitting on PS learning the game making 6 figures for 3 years is more than he would have ever seen in the UK. 

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12 hours ago, NewEra said:

Could be...... or maybe another team could sign him and use him?  Now, it’s pretty much guaranteed he’ll be on the PS all year, not play and won’t have a chance to play for another team.....unless he beats out brieda, motor or Jones, which I doubt.  
 

hopefully McB gives the kid the option of hanging out on the ps or giving him a chance to catch on elsewhere and decide his own fate.  He’s not a kid in RB years 
 

 

Other teams can sign him off of our PS. They just have to add him to their active roster of they do. (I believe)

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Does this do anything for Wade, outside of him getting paid a few hundred thousand dollars a year to workout? Unless he is actually developing requisite skills to actually make the 53, which it doesn’t appear so at present, he is still trapped on the PS. For him it’s like being a kid getting paid to go to football camp, it is an excellent gig imo, 👍

 

 

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11 hours ago, buffaloboyinATL said:

Other teams can sign him off of our PS. They just have to add him to their active roster of they do. (I believe)

Not if he is kept under the exemption, he can neither play nor be poached by another team. 

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13 hours ago, MAJBobby said:

Also just sitting on the PS he is making more than he ever did at his lower level Rugby from the UK. 

 

Wow...what an ignorant statement. He was a star in "lower level" Rugby and made waaay more over there doing that. He took a paycut to come here. Just because Rugby isn't big in America...doesn't mean it isn't way bigger than the NFL in the UK.....cause it is!

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11 hours ago, buffaloboyinATL said:

Other teams can sign him off of our PS. They just have to add him to their active roster of they do. (I believe)

That was going to be the case but they extended the exemption eligibility another year because of Covid impacting the preseason last year. So if the bills sign him to the PS again with the exemption, he can’t sign with or play for anyone. They do have the choice to not use the exemption. Of course, he also has the choice not to sign with their PS at all. 

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On 3/26/2021 at 8:34 AM, NewEra said:

hopefully McB gives the kid the option of hanging out on the ps or giving him a chance to catch on elsewhere and decide his own fate.  He’s not a kid in RB years 

Don’t RB years presuppose that he’s seen the type of wear and tear that comes with the position? If he hasn’t played the position he shouldn’t have the wear and tear, though admittedly I don’t know enough about rugby to know what kind of long term physical toll it takes.
 

While he’s clearly an exception, Fred Jackson was almost 27 before he started a game in the NFL, and then he played for 9 years. 

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24 minutes ago, StHustle said:

 

Wow...what an ignorant statement. He was a star in "lower level" Rugby and made waaay more over there doing that. He took a paycut to come here. Just because Rugby isn't big in America...doesn't mean it isn't way bigger than the NFL in the UK.....cause it is!

Nope he was lower level Rugby. I have talked to many friends about him. Never made the National League and was part of their lower level teams. So yeah he is making more money now. 

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39 minutes ago, CSBill said:

Glorious, another year of, "let's give Christian Wade a shot," posts. 🤪

At least one person calls into WGR a day to ask about him. He has a cult following. 

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2 hours ago, StHustle said:

 

Wow...what an ignorant statement. He was a star in "lower level" Rugby and made waaay more over there doing that. He took a paycut to come here. Just because Rugby isn't big in America...doesn't mean it isn't way bigger than the NFL in the UK.....cause it is!

 

Guessing whoever that was you responded to doesn’t care, but still..  Wade played for Wasps in the Premiership.  For those who don’t understand a word of that, Wasps are a premier league team from Coventry England. To describe Wade in relation to an NFL player,  he was the rugby equivalent of Shady McCoy in the top Rugby league in the UK. He made probably 400k a year.  He also turned down an offer from the Leicester Tigers to keep trying with the Bills. 

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