Jan
21

Seattle Seahawks Deaf Player Derrick Coleman Inspires NFL Draft Hopeful, Adham Talaat

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Seattle running back/fullback Derrick Coleman (pictured above) isn’t normally one of the more recognizable players on the Super Bowl-bound Seahawks.  Yet, the deaf Coleman has recently gained national attention following a newly-released Duracell commercial featuring the Los Angeles native. For defensive lineman Adham Talaat of Gallaudet University — who is also deaf — Coleman serves as…
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Nov
20

Conflicts Of Interest In The Representation Of Rookie NFL Players

A recent column by Ben Volin of the Boston Globe questions NFLPA leadership concerning the latest round of collective bargaining negotiations.

The following article is a guest contribution from Evan Brennan. Mr. Brennan an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor and is a current student at Chapman Law School. He holds a Master’s degree in Sports Management from California State University at Long Beach, and a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He has worked in athlete public…
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Nov
19

NFL Week Eleven: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

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The following Sports Agent Blog contribution is courtesy of Brandon Thorn. The Good: Denver Broncos – Denver vs. Kansas City has meaning again. After Sunday’s win, Denver moves into a tie with Kansas City for first place in the AFC at 9-1. Denver’s defense proved to everyone that it is only getting better as they get…
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Nov
12

NFL Week Ten: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

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The following Sports Agent Blog contribution is courtesy of Brandon Thorn. The Good: New Orleans – What had been a highly-anticipated game between two dynamic offenses – or so we thought – quickly became a beat down of epic proportions. Entering Sunday’s matchup, the juiciest storyline was former Dallas Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan facing off against…
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Nov
05

On To The Next One: Keenan Allen

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) runs with the ball past Washington Redskins free safety David Amerson (39) attempts to make a tackle during the game at FedEx Field. The Redskins defeated the Chargers 30-24. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers used their third round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft on California wide receiver Keenan Allen, who at the time was represented by NFLPA Contract Advisor JT Johnson.  Johnson and his company Atlas Sports Agency had also signed Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter, California quarterback Zach Maynard and NC State cornerback…
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Nov
04

NFL Week Nine: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

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The following Sports Agent Blog contribution is courtesy of Brandon Thorn. The Good: Tom Brady – The football nerds around the country in forums and message boards have been talking about how Brady’s numbers this season have been down and that his career is on the downslope. While Brady’s numbers have indeed been below his usual…
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Nov
04

Choosing An NFL Combine Training Facility From The Agent And Player Perspectives

Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (94) during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The following article is a guest contribution from Evan Brennan. Mr. Brennan an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor and is a current student at Chapman Law School. He holds a Master’s degree in Sports Management from California State University at Long Beach, and a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He has worked in athlete public…
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Oct
29

NFL Week Eight: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

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The following Sports Agent Blog contribution is courtesy of Brandon Thorn. The Good: San Francisco’s dominance – Since losing two of their first three games to start the season, the 49ers (6-2) have flat out dominated. In their last five games, the 49ers have outscored their opponents 174-61. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is the first player to…
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Oct
23

Representing The NFL Undrafted Free Agent [Part II]

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The following article is a guest contribution from Evan Brennan. Mr. Brennan an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor and is a current student at Chapman Law School. He holds a Master’s degree in Sports Management from California State University at Long Beach, and a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He has worked in athlete public…
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Oct
21

NFL Week Seven: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

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The following Sports Agent Blog contribution is courtesy of Brandon Thorn. The Good: Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck out-dueled his predecessor Peyton Manning on Sunday, with the Colts defeating the Broncos 39-33. The 33 points scored by the Broncos were a season-low and Peyton Manning’s day – 29/49 for 386 yards with 3 touchdowns and 1…
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