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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Apr
28

The Agent Is The Gateway Between Players And NFL Decision-Makers

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Former Green Bay Packers executive and current ESPN NFL Business Analyst, Andrew Brandt, recently discussed agents’ roles in the run-up to the NFL Draft for Sports Illustrated’s ‘Monday Morning Quarterback’. Considering Brandt’s experience on the team side along with being a former agent and now in sports media, he clearly has 360-degree football business perspective.…
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Apr
23

Pat Dye Jr. Discusses The Landscape Of The Sports Agency Biz

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Sports Business Journal’s labor and agency beat writer, Liz Mullen, recently chatted with NFL Certified Contract Advisor, Pat Dye, Jr.  Dye is the Founder of SportsTrust Advisors, an Atlanta-based agency that represents 70-plus players in the NFL, such as the Denver Broncos’ DeMarcus Ware and the Miami Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill. Below are some of the…
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Apr
01

On To The Next One: Brittan Golden

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Brittan Golden (10) catches a pass over Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane (20) during the first half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Over the last few years and most recently in the past couple of months, Relativity Sports is becoming the sports agency of choice for wide receivers.  The agency represents the likes of Dez Bryant, Larry Fitzgerald, and Michael Crabtree. This week, Arizona Cardinals wideout Brittan Golden signed with one of Relativity’s NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors,…
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Mar
27

On To The Next One: Andre Gurode

Andre Gurode with new agent

Andre Gurode has signed with Louis Bing of Zoe Sports. Kennard McGuire of McGuire Sports World formerly represented Gurode. Gurode is a 2-time All-Pro Team selection (2007, 2009) that anchored the Dallas Cowboys offensive line from 2002 to 2010, including the season when Emmitt Smith eclipsed Walter Payton’s historic NFL all-time rushing record. Throughout his…
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