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    Rams and Bradford agree to "numbers and terms"

    by VanRam on Jul 30, 2010 12:33 PM CDT in St. Louis Rams training camp

    St. Louis Rams general manager Billy Devaney will soon be watching his QB throwing passes at training camp.


    According to a report from Brian Stull at ESPN 101, the St. Louis Rams have agreed to the "numbers and terms" of a contract with first overall pick QB Sam Bradford. Everything but the fine print...
    Stull believes that Bradford will be with the Rams for a 6 p.m. team meeting.
    If the report is accurate, then Bradford will be practicing with the full squad tomorrow, though it's safe to assume he'll still be with the second unit, at least for now.


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    Re: Rams and Bradford agree to "numbers and terms"

    Finally!!!!!!!!


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    Re: Rams and Bradford agree to "numbers and terms"

    Here's the actual Stull report...

    In case you missed my report with Bryan Burwell and Bob Stelton earlier this morning, I fully expect Sam Bradford to be in attendance for the Rams team meeting at 6pm.

    According to sources, negotiations between the two sides lasted until at least 3:30am this morning. It's believed that the numbers and terms have been agreed to, leaving the legalese and paperwork to be completed.

    That process should go smoothly as the two sides negotiated and can use the contract of Jason Smith from last year as a template.

    A normal NFL contract is a couple of pages long, but according to sources, Smith's deal was upwards of 50 pages.

    Sam Bradford spent the night in St. Louis, so he will be available to arrive at Rams Park easily when it's time for his signatures.
    We'll see how soon this becomes official.
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    Re: Rams and Bradford agree to "numbers and terms"

    When the average is only a couple pages, how the heck can you have a contract that is close to 50 pages? Does it have his summer reading assignments in there or something?
    I believe!

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    Re: Rams and Bradford agree to "numbers and terms"

    Quote Originally Posted by TekeRam View Post
    When the average is only a couple pages, how the heck can you have a contract that is close to 50 pages? Does it have his summer reading assignments in there or something?

    Maybe the last 48 pages are for autographs.

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    Re: Rams and Bradford agree to "numbers and terms"

    Quote Originally Posted by TekeRam View Post
    When the average is only a couple pages, how the heck can you have a contract that is close to 50 pages? Does it have his summer reading assignments in there or something?
    Very Simple They first outline the numbers of the advance, how the contract is to be paid out, incentives clauses are added, and any type of bonuses. Number of years and any escalations. That can take two to three pages especially with a Sports figure. In fact it can be much more than 3 pages that language can be up to 10 pages. They then outline player behavior and consequences responsibility of behavior and required apperances such as neighborhood outreach, and things like that. They might also include what happens as far as payouts are concerned considering career ending injuries. There will also be much more invloved in the contract. Then they will list definitions, indemnification and what not, and what happens incase of a disagreement. All that can hit 50 pages easily. On an average my contracts I have to sign are 25-35 pages. A sports contract can be much much more.

    Two page contract aint gone cut it, not even if its a deal memo, which would basically outline the basic principles of a contract. Hope it helps.

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    Re: Rams and Bradford agree to "numbers and terms"

    Let the Samchise begin! well...when it's official that is.
    Last edited by mikhal5569; -07-30-2010 at 04:51 PM.

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    Re: Rams and Bradford agree to "numbers and terms"

    Some good news lets keep it going.
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    Re: Rams and Bradford agree to "numbers and terms"

    I know two people who saw Sam in Norman today, so fwiw......

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    Re: Rams and Bradford agree to "numbers and terms"

    nice reporting genius

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