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Business of Football
‘He Did What?!’ True Tales from the NFL Dead Month
‘He Did What?!’ True Tales from the NFL Dead Month
Angry wives throwing clothes in the driveway. Clandestine boating accidents in Mexico. Vengeful voiding in dorm closets. It's all on the table during the last bit of down time for free and rich football players before the season's grind begins
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Jimmy Graham Deal: Instant Analysis
Jimmy Graham Deal: Instant Analysis
It’s happily ever after—or at least the next couple years—as the Saints and their star tight end (or it is wide receiver?) come to an agreement
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
A Tie’s a Win for the NFL
A Tie’s a Win for the NFL
The latest turn in the concussion lawsuit saga—a judge gave her preliminary approval to a revised settlement—was good news for both sides. Here, we explain why the league and its owners ultimately will be the biggest beneficiaries
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
It’s All About How You Market Yourself
It’s All About How You Market Yourself
There’s a difference between ‘me time’ and ‘we time’ in the NFL, and the goals of building strong brands often don’t align between players and teams. Just look at what’s happening with Vernon Davis and the 49ers
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Jimmy Graham Plays Tag
Jimmy Graham Plays Tag
The Saints, ahem, ‘tight end’ played two-thirds of his snaps in the slot or split out wide in 2013. Will an arbitrator determine that his franchise tag should be at the better compensated level of wide receiver? And in the end, will it matter?
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Reduced Offseason
The Reduced Offseason
With strict limits on player activity between February and July, coaches have complained about the negative impact on the sport’s quality. It only makes sense, since the restrictions were put in place without input from those griping
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Business of Football
The Tale of Two QB Contract Negotiations
The Tale of Two QB Contract Negotiations
After spending the offseason angling for a big-money contract extension, Colin Kaepernick got his deal. Is ex-teammate Alex Smith next? Some unique challenges stand in the way
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Would the NFL Trade Marijuana for HGH?
Would the NFL Trade Marijuana for HGH?
The NFL wants to test for human growth hormone. The players want rules banning marijuana use relaxed. Is there a compromise to be made? It's more complicated than that, but several bridges to resolution are on the horizon
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The New Age of Rookie Contract Negotiations
The New Age of Rookie Contract Negotiations
Gone are the days of $40 million contracts being handed out to unproven players. When the NFL and NFLPA reworked the CBA three years ago, rookies lost leverage and the result has been first-year players hitting the field faster
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Around the League
Around the League
Insights on 10 trending topics in the NFL, from Jerry Jones passing on Johnny Manziel to the Dolphins’ double-standard and Tom Brady’s contract projections
By Andrew Brandt