The Effectiveness of the NFL’s Three-Day Unrestricted Free Agent Negotiating Window

At 4:00 p.m. ET today, the 2013 NFL free agency signing period kicks off.  For NFL fans, general managers and players alike, the signing period marks one of the most exciting times of the NFL year.  It is a time where teams can rebuild rosters to further Super Bowl hopes and players can seek out new opportunities to build a lasting legacy in the league. … Continue reading The Effectiveness of the NFL’s Three-Day Unrestricted Free Agent Negotiating Window

Why Do 8 Top-Rookie NFL Prospects Still Not Have Signed Contracts?

By:  Danielle Blanchard, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  Elle087) Under the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), NFL rookies and their agents may not negotiate things such as escalators like they could in the past. The new face of the NFL rookie contract is very standard; the financial terms are virtually locked in, and there is very little left to negotiation.   All that remains to negotiate is … Continue reading Why Do 8 Top-Rookie NFL Prospects Still Not Have Signed Contracts?

An Agent’s Preparation for the NFL Draft: Kelli Masters’ Story

This evening at Radio City Music Hall, 32 young men’s dreams will come true, when they are drafted in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.  When a player walks across the Radio City Music Hall stage to be donned with his new team’s jersey and hat, it is the culmination of hard work not only on his end, but also by his agent. Kelli Masters is the founder … Continue reading An Agent’s Preparation for the NFL Draft: Kelli Masters’ Story

The Structure of NFL Rookie Contracts

As a result of last year’s NFL lockout, which resulted in a new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and NFLPA, changes have been made to the structure of rookie NFL contracts.  With the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft set to kick-off on Thursday, April 26, RulingSports.com reached out to NFL agent Mark Slough of Ascent Sports to learn more about how NFL rookie contracts … Continue reading The Structure of NFL Rookie Contracts

Peyton Manning’s Contract

Today the Denver Broncos are set to make a move which has been called the “biggest move” since free agency began in the NFL.  In signing quarterback Peyton Manning to a five-year, $96 million contract, the Broncos have signaled their willingness to spend to win, and also their belief in Manning’s continuing capability as a quarterback, even in the shadows of age and injuries. Last … Continue reading Peyton Manning’s Contract

Rushing the Passer: Did Terrelle Pryor’s Agent and Lawyer Rush to Accept the NFL’s Sanction?

The good news for Terrelle Pryor? He’s been declared eligible for the NFL’s supplemental draft set to take place on Monday, August 22, 2011. The bad news for Terrelle Pryor? His declaration for the supplemental draft coincided with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s ruling that Pryor cannot participate in the first five games of the NFL’s regular season or practice with a team between the end … Continue reading Rushing the Passer: Did Terrelle Pryor’s Agent and Lawyer Rush to Accept the NFL’s Sanction?

The Carson Palmer Lesson

It is a well-documented fact that sports fans in Cleveland have had their hearts ripped out at least once or twice by the teams and players they support. However, Cleveland fans may soon be consoling their cohorts in southern Ohio, whilst commiserating over the loss of a franchise player who wanted to take his talents elsewhere. Earlier this year, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer asked … Continue reading The Carson Palmer Lesson