Posts Tagged ‘rookie’

Bears reach deal with WR Alshon Jeffery… are August signings a thing of the past? Agent: ‘They should be’

Today, the Bears became trailblazers in a very non-exciting way. They agreed to terms with WR Alshon Jeffery, a former South Carolina star who they selected 45th overall in the draft. It’s stunningly fast, even for Bears negotiator Cliff Stein, a noted speed demon. All of which made me think: How? And why can’t other teams sign their draft picks just as fast? For some answers, I spoke with Jeffery’s agent, Eugene Parker of Maximum Sports Management. He broke down how it happened so quickly and had this to say when I asked if August, last-minute signings are a thing of the past. “They should be,” Parker said. “They should be over. But it takes two. People may have different […]

Goodell: Rookie salary structure is ‘wasting money’

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke about the rookie pay scale Saturday and had some pretty strong words on the matter.

QB Freeman working out in Tampa Bay

The rookie quarterback has been a daily presence, working with teammates whenever possible, while his contract gets negotiated.

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