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  1. Why hasn't Marqise inked with Jags?

    Tom Carpenter

    Once the NFL and NFLPA agreed to have a system where rookie contracts are based on where each player is drafted, most of the first-year contract squabbles vanished. That doesn't mean that everything goes smoothly, though. The typical stumbling block ...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  2. Helmet sensors for concussion study?

    Tom Carpenter

    In 2013, a couple of NFL teams allowed the use of head accelerometers in their helmets for half of the season. More teams are expected to join the program this season and possibly all teams by 2015, as the NFL and NFLPA attempt to deal with the issue...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  3. Why playoffs may not expand in '14

    Tom Carpenter

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that when owners meet in Atlanta next month, they will discuss expanding the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams. However, even though new NFLPA president Eric Winston has said he supports the idea, the players aren't exp...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  4. Topics at NFL/NFLPA meetings

    Tom Carpenter

    Per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the NFL Players Association and its new executive committee are scheduled to spend the next two days meeting with high-ranking NFL officials to emphasize the importance of player conduct following the the league's ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  5. How could NFLPA get out of CBA?

    Tom Carpenter

    A few weeks ago, we noted that Sean Gilbert was considering taking a run at DeMaurice Smith when his term as NFLPA chief runs out next March. Gilbert reportedly told agents that he has a plan to get the NFLPA out of the CBA before it expires in 2021....

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  6. Will playoffs expand in '15?

    Tom Carpenter

    We noted this morning that if Sean Gilbert gets his way and unseats DeMaurice Smith as head of the NFLPA next year, he would be OK with the NFL expanding the regular season from 16 to 18 games in exchange for players gaining free agency after three y...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  7. Can Gilbert unseat Smith, allow new sked?

    Tom Carpenter

    Former NFL defensive tackle Sean Gilbert spent much of last weekend's combine rapping with agents about his plan to run against current NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith in March of 2015, when Smith's current deal expires. Gilbert believes that the play...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  8. Gilbert's push to unseat De Smith

    Tom Carpenter

    We heard in September that former NFL defensive tackle Sean Gilbert was planning to take a run at unseating NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith when his contract with the players expires next March. Five months later, it appears that Gilbert has...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  9. HGH testing for players soon?

    Tom Carpenter

    NFLPA director DeMaurice Smith said during a Thursday press conference that the players and NFL are nearly done with an agreement on HGH testing, but there is a lingering hangup that has kept them from getting a system put in place. "He applauded ...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  10. Who We're Watching: Offensive linemen

    Kevin Weidl

    As a group we spent the past two weeks on the road covering three all-star games including the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Los Angeles, the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. and the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Many of the nights during t...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  11. Impact of CBA on 2011 first-rounders

    Tom Carpenter

    The 2011 collective bargaining agreement signed between the NFL and NFLPA is going to have a negative financial impact on players like Cam Newton, Patrick Peterson, A.J. Green and J.J. Watt, who were first-round rookies then and have become stars in ...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  12. Is Connor Shaw an NFL QB?

    Todd McShay and Kevin Weidl

    We attended the first day of practices Tuesday of the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl, a showcase event for aspiring 2014 NFL draft prospects. The event is only in its third season, and the talent level still has plenty of room to grow -- eig...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  13. NFL - Eleven players who stood out at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

    Herm Edwards

    Herm Edwards, who served as a coach in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, identifies 11 NFL prospects who stood out to him during practice and the game, including Vanderbilt's Jordan Rodgers, Ohio State's Orhian Johnson and Tennessee's Shane McCardell.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  14. RB Smith gets a chance to show off

    Kevin Weidl

    LOS ANGELES -- The second half of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl saw more standout performances from running backs, including Georgia Tech's Orwin Smith (American team). Smith continued to show the patience he displayed early, and he looked quicker...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  15. 2013 NFL draft - RB Orwin Smith turned some heads in NFLPA Bowl

    Kevin Weidl

    Kevin Weidl looks at the second half of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and says Georgia Tech RB Orwin Smith finally got a chance to impress scouts.

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2013
  16. 2013 NFL draft - QB Dayne Crist shines in first half of NFLPA Col...

    Kevin Weidl

    Kevin Weidl looks at the first half of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and says Kansas QB Dayne Crist had the standout performance.

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2013