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  1. Cutler deal hurts Chiefs with Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    The Kansas City Chiefs could not beat Andrew Luck in the playoffs last season. They will have to overcome another strong-armed quarterback, Jay Cutler, to succeed in contract negotiations with their own starter, Alex Smith. That is because the dea...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  2. NFL - Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers among top 10 QBs for 2016

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando projects who the top NFL quarterbacks will be in 2016. Aaron Rodgers tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  3. Cards' main risk protection in Mathieu deal

    Mike Sando

    Tyrann Mathieu's new contract with the Arizona Cardinals is making headlines for the financial particulars. These particulars mean a great deal to the people directly involved in negotiations. Agents, team negotiators and Mathieu himself have a s...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  4. No worries: Draft picks sign as camps open

    Mike Sando

    The NFL's rookie wage scale has diminished the negotiating part of contract negotiations. As a result, the Seattle Seahawks announced Friday they had signed seven draft choices. The San Francisco 49ers announced they had signed five of theirs. The...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  5. A tease for Rams fans on Jake Long front

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams executive Kevin Demoff has provided photographic evidence of contract negotiations with agents for Miami Dolphins unrestricted free agent tackle Jake Long. Rams Left Tackles Since 2008 Rank LT Starts 1 Rodger...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  6. Around the NFC West: Campbell cashes in

    Mike Sando

    Calais Campbell had many things on his side heading into contract negotiations with the Arizona Cardinals. Campbell is young (25 years old). His career appears to be ascending. He can rush the passer. He can play the run effectively. He's smart an...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  7. Around the NFC West: Bradford healthy

    Mike Sando

    NFL players won on the lifestyle front in their most recent labor negotiations. They succeeded in pushing back an offseason that had encroached on their recovery time as teams sought competitive advantages through year-round preparation. Those ...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  8. Looks like 49ers, Smith could use deadline

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers face no looming deadline for a contract agreement. That could help explain why negotiations seem to lack urgency. The NFL's labor agreement prevents players from entering into football preparations with co...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  9. Fisher wants more prep time for Bradford

    Mike Sando

    NFL players won lifestyle concessions from team owners during the most recent labor negotiations. Some of those concessions aren't sitting well with first-year St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher. "We would love to have our quarterback upstairs an...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  10. Around the NFC West: Lower franchise tag

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' plans to open contract talks with defensive end Calais Campbell come as NFL teams gain new leverage in negotiations with top players. Andrew Brandt of National Football Post recently explained how the new collective bargaini...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  11. On whether the Cardinals are active enough

    Mike Sando

    Brian from Scottsdale, Ariz., hit the NFC West mailbag with concerns over the Arizona Cardinals' approach to free-agent negotiations so far. "For all of the talk and speculation over the past few months, things seem way too quiet," he wrote. Mike ...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  12. OK to negotiate, but not sign anyone

    Mike Sando

    One more note on the 24-hour extension for labor negotiations between the NFL and its players, directly from the story on ESPN.com: The deadline extension does not mean any transactions can occur, according to a league source. As part of Thursday's ...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  13. Buying time: Negotiations can continue

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have another 24 hours to negotiate player contracts after the league and the union agreed to keep talking. This might not mean much for NFC West teams. If, for example, the Seattle Seahawks were not particularly close to re-signing qu...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  14. Checking in with Matt Hasselbeck's agent

    Mike Sando

    David Dunn, agent for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, offered a few thoughts on his client's future during a recently completed interview with Dave Mahler of Sports Radio 950 KJR in Seattle. A few highlights: Negotiations between...

    Blog | February 14, 2011
  15. Inside the Russell Okung negotiations

    Mike Sando

    The contract stalemate between the Seattle Seahawks and first-round choice Russell Okung reached four days Tuesday, a surprise and disappointment for all involved. Coach Pete Carroll described the situation as "clear-cut" when speaking with report...

    Blog | August 03, 2010
  16. Sam Bradford's deal puts Rams in clear

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams were optimistic about signing quarterback Sam Bradford in time for training camp. This negotiation was never very dramatic. That the sides agreed in time for Bradford to participate in the first full-squad practice Saturday stil...

    Blog | July 30, 2010