Ravens first-round pick Matt Elam will not hire an agent

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Posted by Michael David Smith on July 9, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT
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    Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam was the only player selected in this year’s NFL draft without first hiring an agent. Elam, whom the Ravens took with their first-round pick, doesn’t plan to hire an agent and will negotiate his own rookie contract, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. Elam is the only one of the Ravens’ draft picks who hasn’t signed yet.

    Although it’s rare for a player not to hire an agent, the new Collective Bargaining Agreement makes agents a lot less important than they used to be for rookies. Still, the players’ union should be able to give Elam basic information about contract terms, and Elam is also getting advice from his older brother, Abram Elam, who has signed contracts with the Dolphins, Cowboys, Jets, Browns and Chiefs during his career as an NFL safety.

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  2. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Still don't know why we didn't look at this kid. I mean we could've had first hand info by just talking with his brother.
  3. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Good move on his part. I dont understand why more athletes dont do that.
  4. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    You think we didn't?
  5. Rogah

    Rogah Benched

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    What athletes should do is hire contract lawyers instead of agents. All agents are contract lawyers but not all contract lawyers are agents. A regular contract lawyer has the fiduciary responsibility to act in his client's best interests and make sure all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed, but for significantly less money than an agent gets.
  6. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    He will be a hard hitting stud with the Ravens.

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