There are usually several notable veteran players available each year who still want to play football when preseason action gets into full swing. Most aren't available by choice. The inevitable injuries that occur in training camp and preseason games to players expected to be major contributors or a franchise's lack of confidence in depth at certain positions is what typically leads to these players getting contracts. A majority of preseason signings get one-year minimum salary benefit contracts.
Nothing says an NFL player is unhappy with his contract like a training camp holdout. This summer's missing campers? Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald , Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown and Oakland Raiders left tackle Donald Penn . Being involved in two lengthy holdouts during my agent days with Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell gives me some insight into these types of contract disputes.
Odell Beckham Jr. set a high bar for his next contract in a video for "Uninterrupted" last week. He said, "I believe that I will be, hopefully not just the highest-paid receiver in the league, but the highest-paid. Period." The good news for Beckham is John Mara, the New York Giants president and CEO, subsequently acknowledged that his All-Pro wide receiver deserves a big contract but didn't specify a timetable. Beckham is under contract for the next two years.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".