Matt Elam

Open Field
The CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Moonlights as a Banker
The CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Moonlights as a Banker
It’s not uncommon for Canadian Football League players to hold offseason jobs, just like their NFL counterparts from decades past. For Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish, it helps prepare him for life after football
By Emily Kaplan
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
Football’s Other Recruiting
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
By Andrew Brandt
Open Field
He Is Not a Robot
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
By Robert Klemko
Deep Dive
Ravens Preview: Sorry Champs—Just Too Many Holes
Ravens Preview: Sorry Champs—Just Too Many Holes
Baltimore moves straight from a Super Bowl title to a rebuilding year on defense and in the passing game
By Andy Benoit
Business of Football
Agent Zero
Agent Zero
After a safety negotiates his own rookie deal, the traditional businessmen of the NFL find themselves in serious trouble
By Andrew Brandt