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Jets Crash Landing

With the signing of Brady Quinn there are now two unsigned first round draft picks. The number one pick Jamarcus Russell and the 14th pick Darrelle Revis. You can’t be so surprised with the Oakland Raiders and Russell debacle…they are the Raiders after all. The Raiders are saying that the Russell party is asking for […]

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Brady Quinn Enjoys Riding Escalators

When Greg Olsen became the first person selected in the first round of this year’s NFL draft to sign, I reported that it was full of bonuses, incentives, and escalators [Greg Olsen Is The First First To Sign]. The escalators had been the breaking point in the Brady Quinn negotiations until yesterday, when Quinn finally […]

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Joe Thomas Can Now Take A Break From Fishing

Left tackle and 3rd overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, Joe Thomas, officially signed with the Cleveland Browns yesterday along with Eric Wright (their 2nd round pick).  The full terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, but he will receive a 6-year deal with $23 million guaranteed.  The first drill of training […]

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Brady Quinn Signing (not with the Browns)

Charging at least $75 per autograph is not exactly the best publicity move when you are a rook who has not even signed with the team who picked you in the first round.  Someone might want to give that hint of advice to Brady Quinn, who refused to sign any memorabilia that was paid for […]

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I Hope That No NFL Team Will Waste His Franchise

The deadline for players who had been given a Franchise Tag to sign multi-year contracts has passed. July 16th at 4PM marked the close of any such possibility. That leaves Asante Samuel and Lance Briggs in the dust (as far as long-term contracts are concerned), with both players threatening to hold out until the 10th […]

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Going Up: NFL Salaries

The past two NFL off-seasons have changed the financial make-up of the NFL for years to come. The 4 signings that have significantly changed the checkbooks for the present and future of the NFL are Steve Hutchinson, Nate Clements, Dwight Freeney, and Cory Redding. Last off-season, Steve Hutchinson signed a tremendous 7-year 49 million dollar […]

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Greg Olsen Is The First First To Sign

If I asked you right after the 2007 NFL Draft who you thought would be the first player selected in the first-round to sign, you probably would not have said Greg Olsen. Not because he is a former Miami Hurricane or because he is a tight end, but because his agent is Drew Rosenhaus. Looks […]

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NFL Europa & The NFL Supplemental Draft

Yahoo has reported that the NFL decided to pull the plug on NFL Europa, one of the NFL’s feeder leagues. After 15 seasons, the six-team league has disbanded after sustaining financial difficulties. Goodell believes it is a necessary business decision in the best interests of the league. The league will now turn its focus to […]

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Rookie Holdouts

In the next few weeks you will see more and more top NFL draft picks being signed…and then you will notice the few who holdout. The most notable ones will probably be Jamarcus Russell and Brady Quinn. I understand that as an agent your job is to get your client the most money possible, but […]

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Daunte Culpepper Needs Our Help

For 2 consecutive days in February, I decided to discuss if in fact sports agents are unnecessary for the modern athlete. The first day, I used 2 athletes as examples to show the type of pain that an athlete can suffer when choosing the “cheap way out” by not signing an agent [Agents Are Overrated].  […]