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Harvey Situation Typifies NFL Problems

Derrick Harvey

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell didn't mention Derrick Harvey by name a few weeks back when he talked about the absurd money the NFL pays high draft picks, but he might as well have. It's situations like the one involving the former Gator defensive end that is going to lead the NFL to fight for a rookie wage scale in the next collective bargaining agreement.

Harvey is still a holdout as of Thursday morning, missing significant practice time with the Jacksonville Jaguars who chose him with the eighth pick of the NFL Draft back in April. Reports out of Jacksonville indicate that Harvey's agent is seeking a deal that will guarantee the 6-4, 265-pounder something close to $19 million dollars. That about that, a guarantee of $19 million for a guy who has...

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