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Draft pick signings slow across the league

Mike Nugent

Why is it that every year draft picks wait until the last minute to sign their deals and often miss training camp? The Jets have two second round picks and it is rare for a second round pick to miss camp – but why the hold up that says a team must wait until the last week before signing?

Is it the urgency of camp starting that dictates the progress of talks? Not necessarily. Some of the stalled progress has to do with money and not the compensation being bandied about in negotiations. Games are in session between August and January and the money drought could be a direct correlation between when season ticket renewals go out and the money actually comes in. If ticket...

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