A lot of agents have been busy Tweeting about their clients signing “futures contracts.”  They are called futures contracts because they technically are premised on future performance, as the NFL season does not officially begin until March.  The only players who are eligible to sign this type of contract are those who were not on their teams’ active rosters at the conclusion of this past season.

It is common for futures contract signees to have finished the previous season on their respective team’s practice squad.  I am probably most interested to see what will happen to Myron Rolle, who recently signed a futures contract with the Tennessee Titans.