View Full Version : No progress on first-round negotiations

07-14-2010, 07:48 AM
If true, seems to be different pattern than in past years.

We've mentioned that no first-round picks have signed rookie deals. But the fact that no contracts have been signed doesn't necessarily mean there has been no progress behind the scenes.

In this case, it does.

A league source with knowledge of the pace of the negotiations tell us that the talks are going "very very slowly." In many cases, the discussions primarily focus on possible meeting dates.

The source believes that most if not all of the second-round picks will have to agree to terms before any significant progress can be made as to the first-round selections.

Meanwhile, the first camp opens in less than two weeks -- and the Cowboys' first-round pick is receiver Dez Bryant, whom many believe could be this year's version of Michael Crabtree.

LINK (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/13/no-progress-on-first-round-negotiations/)

07-14-2010, 01:48 PM
If true, seems to be different pattern than in past years.

LINK (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/13/no-progress-on-first-round-negotiations/)

I'm thinking many agents and players are aware of the looming CBA talks. I think...well I hope we start seeing some sort of cap or scale put in place for rookie contracts with this next CBA.

This could be the last chance for 1st round rookies to get a big payday with their initial contracts.

07-14-2010, 02:02 PM
I think once the 1st one signs it'll get the ball rolling by placing a monetary value on each draft slot. :shrug: