Jul
14

On To The Next One: Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown (84) signs autographs at practice for the 2014 Pro Bowl at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Roc Nation Sports represented nine professional athletes as of last Friday.  Unfortunately, for the relatively newer division of Roc Nation, that number has shrunk to eight. According to FOX Sports, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has left Roc Nation for his former agent, Drew Rosenhaus, of Rosenhaus Sports.  Brown had been with Rosenhaus when he…
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Jun
30

On To The Next One: Anthony Johnson

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Before even playing a down in the NFL, Miami Dolphins rookie defensive tackle, Anthony Johnson, has already changed agencies.  The Baton Rouge, Louisiana native recently transitioned from ProSource Sports to Rosenhaus Sports. Johnson will be co-represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors, Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey, according to Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal. The…
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Jun
19

On To The Next One: Peyton Hillis

Running back Peyton Hills (33) runs with the ball during training camp at One Buccaneer Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants running back, Peyton Hillis, is on his fifth agency.  That figure is staggering considering he has played just six NFL seasons. At Rosenhaus Sports, the Conway, Ark. native will be co-represented by NFL Certified Contract Advisor, Jason Katz and Michael Katz, according to Sports Business Journal’s Liz Mullen.  Marc Lillibridge of Pro…
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Jun
18

NFL Rookies: Big Money Spinners Or Big Waste Of Cash?

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The Tennessee Titans caused debate recently when it was rumored that running back Bishop Sankey would take the coveted Offensive Rookie of the Year title. Sankey’s skills on the field were the subject of much praise from Rob Rang of CBS Sports, who was confident that he might earn the accolade. “I expect Sankey to…
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Jun
18

Three NFL Rookies Who Could Play Themselves Into Paydays In Training Camp

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Every season, NFL teams pick their favorites out in the NFL draft and lock them up on salary-controlled rookie contracts that make it possible to build a contender. However, on a 53-player roster, an NFL team needs more than the influx of players it gets from the seven-round draft, taking short-term fliers on undrafted players…
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May
21

On To The Next One: Cardinals’ 5th Round Draft Pick, Ed Stinson Signs With Rosenhaus

Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws in the pocket as guard Germain Ifedi (74) blocks against Alabama Crimson Tide defensive end Ed Stinson (49) at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

A little over a week after the 2014 NFL Draft, former Alabama Crimson Tide and current Arizona Cardinals’ defensive lineman, Ed Stinson fired his previous agent, Isaac Conner of Allegiant Athletic Agency, and he hired Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey of Rosenhaus Sports Representation. The Cardinals drafted Stinson 160th overall in the 5th round of…
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May
13

Full 2014 NFL Draft Selections And Analysis (Player/Agent)

Northern Illinois Huskies safety Jimmie Ward (15) warms up before the game against the Toledo Rockets at Glass Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Prior coverage of NFL Draft (agent/player) relationships: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 Keep up with Darren Heitner on Twitter, spreadsheet creator Josh Corriveau on Twitter and Sports Agent Blog on Twitter | Facebook | RSS Highlights Sportstars with 25 clients selected – 9.77% (1 in 1st round) – in-depth article on Forbes. Athletes First with…
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May
13

ESPN’s Darren Rovell Chats With One Of Michael Sam’s Agents

Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam (52) runs on the field before the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at the 2014 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Missouri beat Oklahoma State 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

On his most recent podcast, ESPN’s Sports Business Reporter, Darren Rovell, chatted with one of Michael Sam’s agents, Cameron Weiss.  Weiss and his colleague at Empire Athletes, Joe Barkett, co-represent the 2013 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Rovell and Weiss discussed Sam’s announcement that he is gay, his marketing and sponsorship potential, how the…
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May
09

2014 NFL Draft Round 1 Selections And Analysis (Player/Agent)

South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) holds the Capital One Bowl trophy after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers at the game held at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Prior coverage of NFL Draft (agent/player) relationships: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 Keep up with Darren Heitner on Twitter and Sports Agent Blog on Twitter | Facebook | RSS First Round Highlights CAA Sports had five clients taken in the first round on Thursday, the most of any agency. The agency’s early success included…
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May
01

Sports Agent Joe Linta Inducted Into Beaver County Sports Hall Of Fame

Easy Joe Flacco really has nothing to worry about, even though people can't stop talking about Tom Brady's new deal.

Veteran sports agent, Joe Linta, was recently inducted into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame, a non-profit devoted to honoring those who have brought recognition to Beaver County (Pennsylvania) through their contributions in the sports business industry.  Since its founding in 1975, the Hall of Fame has inducted roughly 400 members at its banquets.…
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