31 Jul 2005
A reader sends along this link from the Philiadelphia Inquirer that rebuts many of Drew Rosenhaus's claims concerning T.O.'s contract. According to the players union, "...there is nothing in the collective-bargaining agreement that addresses the issue of guaranteed contracts. That is a matter for individual negotiation between teams and players."
Furthermore, in the NFL guaranteed money takes the form of signing bonuses, option bonuses, and to a lesser extent, contract length. Which is exactly the blueprint Rosenhaus followed for Jevon Kearse's deal last summer. (Oddly, for a guy with a stable of clients, he's only touting guaranteed contracts for one of them. Interesting.) So for Rosenhaus to condemn the current system because T.O. is unhappy is a bit disengenous. But that's not really news. (free registration/bugmenot required)
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Our offseason Four Downs series ends with a look at the NFC West's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Rams and 49ers have to kick-start their passing games, Arizona's offense lacks a big dimension, and the Seahawks continue to rely on Russell Wilson's magic tricks.