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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

Football’s Other Recruiting

The time between the end of the college regular season and bowl games is crucial for agents. As members of the 2014 NFL Draft class close in on securing representation, an ex-agent revisits the cutthroat—and often shady—process

He Is Not a Robot

As the Lions fell to the Ravens Monday night, putting their January fates in serious doubt, we were reminded of a simple fact: The man we call Megatron is just that—a man, not a mythical figure

Agent Zero

After a safety negotiates his own rookie deal, the traditional businessmen of the NFL find themselves in serious trouble

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