Things are heating up in the negotiation room as NFL teams get their draft picks on board and clean their rosters for training camp.
Kansas City Chiefs – Signed Glenn Dorsey, their #1 pick, DL lineman from LSU
Oakland Raiders – Released LaMont Jordan after drafting Darren McFadden.
Arizona Cardinals – Signed #1 pick Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
Atlanta Falcons – Signed Sam Baker, tackle from USC, their #1 pick
Carolina Panthers – Signed Jonathan Stewart and Jeff Otah, both #1 choices.
The trend nowadays is to get your picks signed and in camp. Too much investment is lost on both sides with long holdouts. A year lost in the NFL could be 20% of a players productive career. Gone are the days when both sides dug in heir heels and played possum. It’s all about the Benjamins.