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Keith Rivers Reports To Camp

Maybe Keith Rivers read Paul Schackman’s post.  Doubt it.  But Rivers did sign last night, leaving Derrick Harvey as the only first-round pick yet to sign with his team.  Ken Kremer may be waiting for market value, but the former University of Florida defensive-end is missing valuable snaps while holding out.

Many have recently been postulating that Rivers and Harvey were playing a waiting game, waiting for the other to sign so that neither camp would look like it was being undervalued in the negotiations.  Now that Rivers signed, will Harvey’s agent quickly work with Jaguars executives to get a deal done and have Harvey on the field?  Will Kremer drop his market value argument in favor of a deal wedged between what Ellis (7th overall pick) and Rivers (9th overall pick) received?

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.