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49ers Faithful Are Getting Crabby With Eugene Parker

The Saints are waiting for Malcolm Jenkins to come marching in and it looks as though the 49ers will be waiting a lot longer for their first round pick to sign.  The battle over next year’s crop of talent is not a two company fight between CAA and Athletes First.  At least Eugene Parker wants […]

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Eli Strikes Gold in NY

The New York Giants and their prized quarterback Eli Manning have agreed to a deal for 6-years, $97.5 million with $35 million guaranteed.  This will give Manning an averaged $15.3 million per year, which is $1.13 million more per year than older brother Peyton Manning. Let’s take a look at the other quarterbacks drafted in […]

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When Will Jenkins Come Marching In?

First round NFL deals are moving along slower than a snail’s pace.  We saw this coming, though.  That said, New Orleans Saints fans are not happy that their first round pick, Malcolm Jenkins, continues to sit out of camp.  Their unhappiness is amplified by the fact that Brian Orakpo (picked before Jenkins) and Brian Cushing […]

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Sand Cassels Full Of Cash

When Matt Cassel signed with the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason, Dominic Perilli noticed that Cassel, a college backup to USC starting quarterback, Matt Leinart, will make more money on this contract than Leinart will make on his current contract, which has a length of one year more than Cassel’s contract.  To be fair to […]

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First Round NFL Deals May Take A While

I’d like to think that there is nothing true about this post, but I am not naive enough to believe that it is far from reality.  The post was written by Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com.  He claims that the reason there have been so few 2009 1st round NFL Draft selections signing is because the […]

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MLS: Quality of Play Reflects Quality of Pay

The Major League Soccer Players Union released salary information for each player in the league.  Considered a second tier professional soccer league, the MLS has received substantial amounts of criticism and scrutiny in the media, particularly due to the quality of play. There is not a phrase more fitting than, “you get what you pay […]

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Cassel Roped Up By The Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel was signed, Tuesday, to a 5-year, $63 million deal with about $28 million guaranteed. Cassel was drafted by former Patriots GM Scott Pioli. In the offseason, Pioli made it a point to bring Cassel in to KC. Cassel happens to be the only starting NFL quarterback who did not […]

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Supreme Court Grants Cert For American Needle

In February, we told you that the U.S. Supreme Court asked the Solicitor General’s Office to comment on the Cert Request for the case of American Needle Inc. v. National Football League (2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 17553).  The Solicitor General’s comment read: “Don’t grant cert” – in many more words. Just three months later, and […]

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Sparks Fly for Max Starks

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman and former University of Florida stand-out Max Starks, has locked in to a four-year, $26.3 million contract loaded with $10 million in guarantees. Starks replaced former offensive tackle Marvel Smith last season due to Smith’s back problems. Smith has recently signed a two-year, $10.5 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers. […]

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Shonn Greene Gets A 4 Year Deal

Yesterday, Shonn Greene signed a 4-year deal with the New York Jets.  I am not a Jets fan and never followed the former Iowa RB closely, so why am I even bringing this up?  It’s because I also happened to come across an excellent post yesterday, concerning the structuring of NFL player contracts for those […]