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If a player is injured in OTAs, minicamp, or training camp, and is waived/injured, is the team responsible for a negotiated amount of a non-guaranteed contract?

So, if a player has a $5m non-guaranteed contract and suffers an ACL before the season starts and is out for the year, does the team have to pay the full salary? If so, why would a team waive/injure instead of putting a player on injured reserve (IR) if they have an injury that knocks them out for the season?

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Perhaps this question will provide background. –  edmastermind29 Sep 2 '13 at 6:24
@edmastermind29 there is a difference, he's specifically asking why a team wouldn't keep a player on IR rather than waive them. –  wax eagle Sep 2 '13 at 18:17
My question is about Waive/Injured and pay before the season starts. Are teams on the hook for a full season of non-guaranteed pay if the player suffers a season ending injury in team events BEFORE the season starts? –  Bob Sep 2 '13 at 20:19

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