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Cancer Takes Down Upshaw

NFLPA Executive Director, Gene Upshaw, passed away last night at the age of sixty-three.  The news comes just days after Upshaw was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  While Gene Upshaw has definitely had his fair share of critics since leaving his professional football playing days to take over the throne at the NFLPA, his critics […]

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More On The Upshaw Upheaval

Gene Upshaw is trying to get some retired players who are known to support the current NFLPA Executive Director back into the union to support him as reports about disunity continue to surface. Trace Armstrong has already accepted Upshaw’s invitation. While this may be a good move for Upshaw in his attempt to retain his […]

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Upshaw: New Recruiting Rules?

Gene Upshaw, exec. director of the NFLPA, has recently stated his desire to change the rules on agents recruiting of college football players. Currently, agents are not able to sign a player or give a player anything of monetary value without that player losing his/her NCAA eligibility, but there are no rules against an agent […]

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Social Media in the Sports Agency Industry

The following guest contribution was written by Jacob Cohen (@jco5190), who interned in the Athlete Marketing and Client Representation at Octagon Football. As social media outlets become more and more abundant in the business world, those who fail to adapt will be left at a considerable disadvantage. In the cutthroat world of the NFL agency […]

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2012 NFL Draft Rounds 1-7 Picks (Player/Agent)

Prior coverage of NFL Draft (agent/player) relationships: 2011 | 2010 Keep up with Sports Agent Blog on Twitter | Facebook | RSS Click here for downloadable spreadsheet of the player/agent list by player position The 2012 NFL Draft player/agent pairings is brought to you with the help of our partner, Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW).  SMWW’s Athlete Management Course offers […]

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The Sports Agent Blog 2012 NFL Mock Draft

2012 NFL Mock Draft Last Updated: March 7, 2012 Brandon Thorn is back again, treating us with his annual Mock Draft.  Follow this post as Thorn provides updates leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft.  And follow him on Twitter, if you dare. Round 1 Indianapolis (2-14) – QB Andrew Luck – Stanford – Agent: […]

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2012 NFL Draft Top 5 at Every Position

Updated 3-1-12 NFL analyst Brandon Thorn is back for his third year providing an in-depth breakdown of the NFL off-season. With the 2012 Pro Days still to go, along with constant film study, this list is sure to be updated on a frequent basis. The first installment of the 2012 Mock Draft and Big Board […]

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David Cornwell Stunned At What NFLPA Has Become Under DeMaurice Smith’s Leadership

Earlier this week, Atlanta, Georgia-based attorney David Cornwell of DNK Cornwell sent a memorandum to all NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors regarding Cornwell’s lack of praise for the qualify of the leadership in the NFLPA, particularly pointing his finger at NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith.  The timing of Cornwell’s letter was calculated; it was sent at a time that […]

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Catching Up With Octagon’s 2012 NFL Draft Class

Octagon Football represents 6 players who were selected in the 2011 NFL Draft.  Those players range from Cameron Jordan (defensive end selected #24 overall by the New Orleans Saints) to Stephen Schilling (offensive lineman selected #201 overall by the San Diego Chargers). Every year, Octagon Football represents a number of players who drafted, and Octagon is able to […]

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On To The Next One (Kind Of): Randy Moss

As you may recall, at the end of May, Randy Moss fired his agent Tim DiPiero, who had been representing Moss since his entrance into the NFL. Moss made an announcement that he fired his agent because he felt that he was able to handle his own contract negotiations, but wanted an agent that could find […]