NFLPA challenging original contract
Punter's status remains in limbo
The National Football League Players Association is challenging the right of first refusal clause that the Patriots exercised to retain the punter.
Mike Reiss from the Boston Globe
This situation is different from the usual restricted free agency case. Sauerbrun's contract had a specific clause in it that allowed the Patriots a right of first refusal. The NFLPA is arguing that this clause was not filed correctly in the original contract.