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Old 05-11-2015, 05:58 PM   #1
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The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with six of their draft picks, the team announced Monday.

The Saints agreed to terms with second rounder Hau'oli Kikaha, third rounder Garrett Grayson, fifth rounders Davis Tull, Tyeler Davison and Damian Swann, and seventh rounder Marcus Murphy. All will sign four-year deals.

The terms of the deals have not been disclosed, although all will make the rookie minimum of $435,000, with an undisclosed signing bonus.

That leaves the Saints two first rounders—Andrus Peat and Stephone Anthony, and third rounder PJ Williams, to sign their deals. Rookie minicamp begins this weekend.

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Old 05-11-2015, 07:26 PM   #2
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I so love the allocated rookie salary pool...

Was wore the f*** out with rookies that held out and then never produced (i.e. Sedrick Ellis)...

This is one aspect the NFL and the NLPA got right!!!

Let the proven vets make the money...
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I thought it was a rookie minimum, they can still hold out for more as three of them seem to be.
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Can't wait to see all rookies in rookie camp.
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good news.
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The top 3 will wait to see what happens to their respective positions picked ahead of them.

I don't see any issues.
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Rookie minicamp begins this weekend. It's FOOTBALL SEASON!!!
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I thought it was a rookie minimum, they can still hold out for more as three of them seem to be.
NFL rookie contracts have become simpler, faster to sign after new CBA | The MMQB with Peter King

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Rookies had no voice in the 2011 CBA negotiation. The owners, embarrassed by the riches given to busts such as JaMarcus Russell and Ryan Leaf, were determined to change the system. And the NFLPA negotiating team, led by veterans who were frustrated with rookies entering the league and making more than proven players, was only too happy to shift funds to established guys. Of the myriad issues that were part of the negotiations, the rookie compensation system was the easiest to resolve.

Now, instead of each team having an allotment, each pick has a predetermined amount. In other words, a player and his agent know the exact dollar figures the moment he is drafted. They also know the length; every contract is for four years, with first-round picks subject to a team option for a fifth year, also at predetermined rates. As for salaries, the vast majority of drafted players have four years of non-guaranteed minimum salaries, accompanied by a signing bonus that’s not negotiated by the agent, but predetermined by the CBA.

Bonus amounts have not changed during the four years since the new CBA:..

With no opportunity for negotiating, many players are questioning why they need to have an agent to handle rookie contracts. Indeed, one first-rounder in 2013, the Ravens’ Matt Elam, opted not to use (ahem, pay) an agent because there would be no difference in the numbers. Unable to affect the bonus or overall contract, agents are now mining other ways to prove their worth. Here’s what and how they’re negotiating under the new CBA:

Payment terms for signing bonus amounts. While smaller bonuses are paid upon execution, larger amounts are usually paid in installments, with agents pushing for earlier payouts and teams wanting deferrals.

Guaranteed salary. The first half of the first round has been able to secure fully guaranteed four-year contracts. The fourth-year guarantee negotiations are integral further down the round. Second-round contracts usually have guarantees for the first and second year, and so on.

Offsets. Offset language allows teams to recapture guaranteed money if the player is released and signs with another team, preventing “double-dipping.” Teams are typically insistent on having this language, and they’ve been largely successful in getting it, trading better payment terms and/or cash flow to maintain their precedent.

Early roster bonuses. Agents try to separate out early roster bonuses from salary, payable in March, to force teams to make decisions on players during a month when they would enter a more open marketplace as opposed to later in the offseason.

While negotiating these items are important, especially during later years of the contract, they affect structure and administration of the numbers, but not the numbers themselves.
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So basically the agents are negotiating to remain viable. We don't need them interfering and trying to drive up the price to make more off their percentage. Give the rookies guidance counselors instead who actually have some value.
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Looks like Anthony has signed too
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