Harvey Finally a Jaguar
Derrick Harvey
Derrick Harvey
Senior Writer
Posted Aug 27, 2008


More than a month into training camp former Gator defensive end Derrick Harvey has agreed to terms with the Jacksonville Jaguars and is expected to report to camp.

Harvey was the eighth pick in the NFL draft last April and will reportedly get a five-year deal worth anywhere from $24-33 million depending on playing time, honors and accomplishments. However, only $17 million or so is guaranteed. (Forgive me for using “only”)

Harvey’s 33 day holdout is another example of why the leadership of the NFL will be pushing for a rookie wage scale in the next collective bargaining agreement with the NFL Players Association. The NFL is tired of guaranteeing so much money to guys who have never played in the league while cutting useful veterans in order to create “cap space” for such signings.

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