How does the NFL contract policy work?

Today Kenechi Udeze retired because of his illness does he still get paid the remainder of his contract? Do players who receive career ending injuries or can no longer play and choose to retire, Still get the remainder of their salaries? Also what about other players who get released from their contracts or cut... show more Today Kenechi Udeze retired because of his illness does he still get paid the remainder of his contract? Do players who receive career ending injuries or can no longer play and choose to retire, Still get the remainder of their salaries? Also what about other players who get released from their contracts or cut from the team before soon after they sign with the team? Is this called dead weight or is that for players who are injured or physically unable to preform list? I have never understood the nfl contract policy will someone please explain all this non sense!
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