Sources: NFLPA monitoring trades

Updated: September 1, 2010, 3:37 PM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN

The NFL Players Association is monitoring a little-known "85-percent rule" after two minor trades this week involving rookie players were made even as confusion reigned over the rule's application.

Under the rule, which is only applicable in an uncapped year, any drafted rookie who is cut by his team has 85 percent of the $310,000 first-year minimum salary reallocated to rookies who do make the club.

The rule came under scrutiny when the Redskins and Rams exchanged ...

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