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Old 07-18-2010, 05:46 AM   #1651
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That is bad for everyone except Sam Bradford.
His agent disagrees.

The #2-#___ and their agents probably disagree too.
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:38 AM   #1652
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His agent disagrees.

The #2-#___ and their agents probably disagree too.
Maybe in the short term but if this is left unchecked it will distroy the league and I think the owners and vets understand this. How long will fans pay 20 dollars for a hot dog to support these salaries?
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It's all on the Rams, not on Bradford and his agent. It's really simple, if you pay Bradford that money then its you (the franchise) who are setting market value. The Rams suck and suck bad, I'd tell Bradford that it's no biggie if he sits out because it will only effect his future. The Rams have a vet QB who can step in and play right now. Sure, the team would like Bradford to start immediately but that is on him to get into camp.
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:50 AM   #1654
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Maybe in the short term but if this is left unchecked it will distroy the league and I think the owners and vets understand this. How long will fans pay 20 dollars for a hot dog to support these salaries?
The new collective bargaining agreement will address the issue of escalating rookie salaries. This is probably the last draft class where you will see outrageous money paid to high draft picks. The NFL will probably adopt something similar to the NBA's slotted rookie pay scale. The NFL veterans will be willing to concede this point in negotiations with the owners.
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:56 AM   #1655
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However....you are not going to see the actual salary cap shrink much, if at all.

Don't fool yourself on the $20 dollar hot dog to 'support these salaries'. The owners claim they are not making much money, but they are all unwilling to open their books for everyone to see. They are making money hand over fist....the NFL has never been more popular despite a decline in attendance in some stadiums....people simply have more ways to watch their team these days.

The owners are in a battle with the players over the % of revenue that should go to the players, which determines the salary cap. Everyone outside of the high rookie draft picks deserve what they are making. The players will budge on that, but not much else.

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Old 07-19-2010, 08:39 AM   #1656
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Rams | Sam Bradford likely to sign richest deal in NFL history

Sat, 17 Jul 2010 07:44:47 -0400

The St. Louis Rams and rookie QB Sam Bradford's reps are expected to lay the groundwork for what will be the richest contract in NFL history, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The guaranteed money in the deal is expected to be between $45 million and $50 million, according to a league source.


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WOW!!! Ridiculous
Well, this is apparently gonna be a big issue in the current CBA negotiations.

Hopefully the two sides get creative in the bargaining and each side is willing to give a little to get a little. Hopefully neither side thinks they're gonna hit a home run by being inflexible. The expiring CBA was an example of both sides being flexible and working together to keep the league going without a stoppage, although neither side was totally happy with it.

We'll see what happens. The object to me is to keep going without a stoppage, both sides will eventually win in that event. But you never know how stubborn and irrational people can get over $$$$$$$$.
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:46 AM   #1657
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The new collective bargaining agreement will address the issue of escalating rookie salaries. This is probably the last draft class where you will see outrageous money paid to high draft picks. The NFL will probably adopt something similar to the NBA's slotted rookie pay scale. The NFL veterans will be willing to concede this point in negotiations with the owners.
I hope both sides are that rational.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:30 AM   #1658
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Chiefs | Eddie Kennison signs

Mon, 19 Jul 2010 08:14:27 -0400

The Kansas City Chiefs signed free-agent WR Eddie Kennison (Rams), the team announced Monday, July 19. Kennison will subsequently retire as a member of the Chiefs.


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Old 07-19-2010, 10:37 AM   #1659
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Mon, 19 Jul 2010 08:14:27 -0400

The Kansas City Chiefs signed free-agent WR Eddie Kennison (Rams), the team announced Monday, July 19. Kennison will subsequently retire as a member of the Chiefs.


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http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5392159

lorida and NCAA officials are investigating a potential rules violation that allegedly occurred last December involving former Gators football standout Maurkice Pouncey, sources said.




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Old 07-19-2010, 02:23 PM   #1661
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Oh wow, another major college football program that has been recently successful is accused of cheating?
How surprising
How many arrests and bad press clippings does this make for the Goaters in the last few years?
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:31 PM   #1662
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Dez Bryant deal is done

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-deal-is-done/

Posted by Mike Florio on July 22, 2010 6:47 PM ET

The Dallas Cowboys have announced that receiver Dez Bryant has agreed to terms.

And, yes, the e-mail from the Cowboys came through just as we were posting the blurb about the strong indications that the deal is done.

As a result, agent Eugene Parker represented the last guy to sign in 2009 (receiver Michael Cratbree), and he represented the first guy to sign in 2010.
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:32 PM   #1663
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Dez is the first of the 1st round picks to sign.

Smart move by Dez not to hold out....gets his career started off without any controversy.

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Old 07-22-2010, 04:34 PM   #1664
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Browns sign Colt McCoy

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...gn-colt-mccoy/

Posted by Evan Silva on July 22, 2010 5:46 PM ET

ESPN's James Walker reports that the Browns have agreed to a four-year rookie deal with third-round pick Colt McCoy. McCoy received the "quarterback premium," so he'll be eligible for as much as $5 million over the contract's life. The No. 85 overall pick usually receives about $3.3 million.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:43 PM   #1665
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http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-deal-is-done/

Posted by Mike Florio on July 22, 2010 6:47 PM ET

The Dallas Cowboys have announced that receiver Dez Bryant has agreed to terms.

And, yes, the e-mail from the Cowboys came through just as we were posting the blurb about the strong indications that the deal is done.

As a result, agent Eugene Parker represented the last guy to sign in 2009 (receiver Michael Cratbree), and he represented the first guy to sign in 2010.
Should hopefully help with Thomas' deal, and won't do a ton for Tebow since there will always be a QB premium built in.
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:13 PM   #1666
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Dez Bryant deal is done

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-deal-is-done/

Posted by Mike Florio on July 22, 2010 6:47 PM ET

The Dallas Cowboys have announced that receiver Dez Bryant has agreed to terms.

And, yes, the e-mail from the Cowboys came through just as we were posting the blurb about the strong indications that the deal is done.

As a result, agent Eugene Parker represented the last guy to sign in 2009 (receiver Michael Cratbree), and he represented the first guy to sign in 2010.
What were the Vegas odds against this happening? Unreal. I would've lost my shirt betting against him being the first, that's for sure.
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:35 PM   #1667
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:50 PM   #1668
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It's time for the annual, "Who will be the last draft pick to sign?" question.
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:58 PM   #1669
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I'll guess that the 7th overall pick of the Browns: Joe Haden, CB, Florida is the last draft pick signed.

Darrius Heyward-Bey was drafted 7th overall last year and got an outlandish contract, which may delay Haden's deal from getting done.
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Old 07-24-2010, 02:21 PM   #1670
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Keith Bulluck picks Giants over Cardinals

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...ver-cardinals/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on July 24, 2010 4:53 PM ET

Keith Bulluck is coming home.

Adam Schein of FOX reports and PFT has confirmed that the longtime Titans linebacker and New York native has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the New York Giants. Bulluck can make up $2.5 million this season.

The deal came together after Bulluck worked out for the Giants last week and "blew them away" because he looked so good only seven months removed from ACL surgery.

The Cardinals also made a late push to sign Bulluck after Gerald Hayes' recent surgery, but the lure of New York was too difficult for Bulluck to avoid. Bulluck was All State at Clarkstown High School in nearby New City

Bulluck played on the weak side in Tennessee; that's where Michael Boley lines up in New York. Clint Sintim plays on the strong side and middle linebacker is wide open.

The Giants may be looking for Bulluck to help fill a leadership void in New York, while slowly working into the mix as he recovers from surgery.
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Browns sign Colt McCoy

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...gn-colt-mccoy/

Posted by Evan Silva on July 22, 2010 5:46 PM ET

ESPN's James Walker reports that the Browns have agreed to a four-year rookie deal with third-round pick Colt McCoy. McCoy received the "quarterback premium," so he'll be eligible for as much as $5 million over the contract's life. The No. 85 overall pick usually receives about $3.3 million.
Whoo boy, I heard this guy is supposed to be like dynamite arsenic.
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Listening to ESPN radio right now. Mort says the Rams will offer T.O. a deal.
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Listening to ESPN radio right now. Mort says the Rams will offer T.O. a deal.
I know Carson Palmer is pushing the Bengals to sign him as well.
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Listening to ESPN radio right now. Mort says the Rams will offer T.O. a deal.
T.O. needs a veteran QB....the last thing the Rams need is T.O. emasculating rookie QB Sam Bradford and ruining his confidence.
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If you don't feel like he can contribute to a championship on a championship-aspiring team THIS YEAR, I just don't see how he is worth the risk

And as far as the rumored Bronco's interest....
I know that it is nice to think about him serving as a stopgap while our young WR talent heals and recovers, but I do not know if Orton or Quinn have the disposition to control him, and I shudder to think of a T.O. press conference where he is asked Tebow questions

I know we still have Rod around here to run shop, but dare I even mention him as a "role model" for Bey-Bey and Decker?

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