There are going to be a lot of weird, tiny repercussions that come from the current work stoppage that we haven’t even thought about.
One such oddity will be experienced Saturday at the University of Arizona by seven former Wildcats. According to the Arizona Star, seven former players were set to work out at the school’s Pro Day on Saturday. Because of the lockout, they won’t be able to.
It’s typical for former college players to work out at a Pro Day. While they are longshots to get signed, they are trying to raise interest from NFL teams in hopes of signing an undrafted free agent contract.
The rules of the lockout prohibits teams from actively pursuing undrafted free agents, so the seven players will stay home.
If there is no new CBA by the time the draft hits — if the draft hits — teams won’t be able to sign undrafted free agents from the 2011 draft class.