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No Waiting Game on Rookie Deals

No Waiting Game on Rookie Deals

Find out why NFL teams are getting their rookie contract negotiations out of the way early and why the Jaguars are choosing to wait a while.

The late general manager George Young, a teacher in a former life and longtime student of history, used to suggest that signing draft choices could generally wait until Bastille Day, the French celebration of independence, on July 14. But with the collective bargaining agreement negotiated last summer, a 10-year deal that includes a rookie wage scale, most of the 32 teams could have their draft...

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