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    Chris Cooley: NFL needs to change how rookies are paid

    Chris Cooley, tight end for the Redskins, wrote an article for Yahoo sports talking about rookies' wages.

    Chris Mortenson, evidently, recently said (source) that players are happy with the money paid to rookies, and that he hasn't heard otherwise from any players he talks to. Here's proof that he's wrong.

    ...I fell in the same boat as Witten with my rookie contract -- $600,000 signing bonus and the league minimum for three years. It took me those three years to establish myself as a solid football player in the NFL. Not until then did I receive a large contract -- six years, $30 million. So when someone can jump into the league and earn more than that without playing a single down, it’s hard to stomach...

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    Re: Chris Cooley: NFL needs to change how rookies are paid

    LOL - good stuff here!

    The NFL Combine is comparable to a strip club with owners and coaches for customers. The better the man looks running around in his spandex the more dollar bills end up on his stage. The funny thing is the onlookers at the combine are probably more excited than the creepy old man in the corner at the strip bar.
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    Re: Chris Cooley: NFL needs to change how rookies are paid

    That was an all-around damn good article


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    Re: Chris Cooley: NFL needs to change how rookies are paid

    Good article and reflects a lot of what fans have said as well in recent years. Not surprised that Mortenson has
    never heard players say to the contrary - very hard to hear things when your head is firmly suck up your ass
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    Re: Chris Cooley: NFL needs to change how rookies are paid

    Flop Cooley. I've had him on my fantasy teams and he always screws me over. Fricken Redskin bastardo.
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    Re: Chris Cooley: NFL needs to change how rookies are paid

    Couldn't agree more with Cooley on that one....rookies are WAY overpaid...

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    Re: Chris Cooley: NFL needs to change how rookies are paid

    There was a thread about this going around not to long ago. I believe NP started it.

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    Re: Chris Cooley: NFL needs to change how rookies are paid

    I don't know about rookies being underpaid.
    These guys have mouths to feed, and how are they supposed to manage that if they're only getting $600,000?
    Honestly, we should start a fund to benefit them, or maybe some United Way commercials to benefit starving linemen.
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    Re: Chris Cooley: NFL needs to change how rookies are paid

    "skol_vikes!" wrote:
    I don't know about rookies being underpaid.
    These guys have mouths to feed, and how are they supposed to manage that if they're only getting $600,000?
    Honestly, we should start a fund to benefit them, or maybe some United Way commercials to benefit starving linemen.
    LMAO
    good stuff.

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    Re: Chris Cooley: NFL needs to change how rookies are paid

    I agree there should be a set amount each pick gets paid

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