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Jets Explore Ex-Raiders QB Russell

According to reports the New York Jets have been exploring the possibility of bringing in former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell. Russell was the number 1 overall pick of the Raiders in 2007 and became the poster boy for the more stringent rookie wage system in the new NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement.  After holding-out into [...]

The Rookie Wage System – Part Two: Positives and Potential Problems

This is part two of Jet-Nation's articles on the improved rookie wage system under the NFL’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) which took effect in 2011.  (Click here to view part-one) There was a problem in the NFL with the structure of rookie contracts even before the new CBA was being negotiated.  Teams were often [...]