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  1. Russell Allen of the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the odds as an und...

    Len Pasquarelli

    Jaguars LB Russell Allen was able to flourish in 2009 after signing as an undrafted free agent. He's the exception, not the rule, Len Pasquarelli writes.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2010
  2. Austin Collie and Mike Wallace among recent later-round gems at w...

    Len Pasquarelli

    Recent history has shown that teams looking to draft a wide receiver can find plenty of quality beyond the first round, writes Len Pasquarelli.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2010
  3. NFL: Rookie coaches face tough road without quality quarterbacks

    Len Pasquarelli

    The rookie coaching class of 2009 learned that winning in the NFL is a tough task without a quality quarterback, writes Len Pasquarelli.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2010
  4. Addai running through the rookie wall

    Len Pasquarelli

    The Rookie Wall tends to slow down most first-year players, but Colts RB Joseph Addai just seems to be getting better, writes Len Pasquarelli.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2006
  5. Payton, Linehan at the head of the class

    Len Pasquarelli

    It's never too early to look at how the first-year head coaches are faring this season. Len Pasquarelli hands out his progress report.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2006
  6. Green Bay's allocation slightly more than Jets'

    Len Pasquarelli

    The Packers, who had a league-high 12 draft selections, topped the rookie allocation pool with $6.6 million.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2006
  7. Smith to start at quarterback for 49ers

    Len Pasquarelli

    It is coming about four games later than originally anticipated, but the San Francisco 49ers will embark on the Alex Smith Era on Sunday, as the rookie quarterback and top overall selection in the 2005 draft will make his initial regular-season start.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2005
  8. Titans becoming less happy with Jones by the day

    Len Pasquarelli

    Cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones still hasn't signed a contract, and Len Pasquarelli writes the rookie with legal issues might not want to expect a warm reception from Titans players when he does finally enter the fold.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2005
  9. Browns are contacting TE replacements

    Len Pasquarelli

    Kellen Winslow could be over, or at least severely truncated, after the Browns' first-round draft choice suffered what is believed to be a fractured right fibula in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2004
  10. Rookie's contract could be worth $13M

    Len Pasquarelli

    A long Sunday night of negotiations culminated in an early morning contract agreement between the Patriots and first-round draft choice Ben Watson.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2004
  11. Rookie pool providing little room for pay increases

    Len Pasquarelli

    The rookie class of 2003 is finding it difficult to negotiate contracts as lucrative as those of last year's picks.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2003
  12. NFL not in Henson's plans

    Len Pasquarelli

    Drew Henson might be better than any of the QBs in the 2003 draft. But he insists he's sticking with baseball.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2003
  13. Bledsoe brings playoff chemistry to Buffalo

    Len Pasquarelli

    Drew Bledsoe has brought a calm and a confidence to Buffalo that can only help the Bills win.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2002
  14. Foster encouraged that ACL appears fine

    Len Pasquarelli

    The Carolina Panthers will be without DeShaun Foster for the regular-season opener, and probably four weeks overall, but the rookie tailback acknowledged Saturday that he might have dodged a bullet.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2002
  15. Peppers has talent, but needs to improve

    Len Pasquarelli

    Julius Peppers athleticism is obvious. But the rookie still needs to improve certain areas of his game.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2002
  16. Because of rookie pool, Chiefs have Sims' number

    Len Pasquarelli

    Defensive tackle Ryan Sims knows what he's getting from the Chiefs, thanks to the rookie allocation pool.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2002