It was reported this week that Lamar Jackson has an uncertified representative contacting NFL teams on his behalf in an attempt to negotiate a possible offer sheet.
That will not be happening anymore.
The NFL issued a memo on Thursday to teams prohibiting them from negotiating with Ken Francis, who is an uncertified representative for Ravens QB Lamar Jackson.
“The NFLPA has informed us that a person by the name of Ken Francis, who is not an NFLPA certified agent, may be contacting Clubs and attempting to persuade Club personnel to enter into negotiations with or concerning Lamar Jackson, who is currently under a Nonexclusive Franchise Tender with the Baltimore Ravens.
“As an uncertified person, Mr. Francis is prohibited from negotiating Offer Sheets or Player Contracts, or discussing potential trades on behalf of any NFL player or prospective player or assisting in or advising with respect to such negotiations.
“Clubs are reminded that, under Article 48 of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, an Offer Sheet, which may result in an NFL Player Contract, may only be negotiated with the player, if he is acting on his own behalf, or with the player’s NFLPA certified agent. To be clear, Mr. Jackson is not currently represented by an NFLPA certified agent.
“Violation of this rule may result in disapproval of any Offer Sheet or resulting Player Contract entered into by Mr. Jackson and the new Club.”
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Jackson is free to meet with teams.
Jackson has reportedly said he does not want a fully-guaranteed contract and the rep has told teams that he is ready to move on from the Ravens. If Jackson does indeed want to move on from the Ravens, it could potentially lead to a trade or an offer sheet from another team.
It is worth noting that the Ravens would have the ability to match any offer sheet signed by Jackson.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.