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    In theory, the NFLs current collective bargaining agreement was supposed to do away with those long contract impasses that kept rookies from attending the start of training camp. Air Max Plus TN Ultra . In theory, it was supposed to make life easier for teams and agents by slotting players salaries based on where they were drafted. In theory, it was supposed to do away with the art of the deal, because there was nothing of significance to be negotiated.In theory, otherwise known as famous last words.The contract impasse between the San Diego Chargers and first-round pick Joey Bosa is so, well, San Diego Chargers. This is an organization that fed on contentious contract negotiations with high draft picks under the previous CBA.Flash back to 2001, when running back LaDainian Tomlinson, taken fifth overall, missed 30 days of camp. Or 2002, when cornerback Quentin Jammer, selected fifth overall, sat out 50 days. Or 2004, when quarterback Philip Rivers, taken fourth overall, was out 25 days. Or 2005, when linebacker Shawne Merriman, the 12th pick, missed seven days.Thats four players and 112 missed days -- five players and 125 days if you count Bosa, whose 13-day impasse is the longest of any NFL player since the current CBA was adopted in 2011.?This should not be the case in Bosas situation, of course. Both sides know -- and, for the most part, accept -- what the final dollars will be. The sticking point is contract structure.The Chargers are demanding offset language, which allows them to recoup monies owed to Bosa if he were released and signed by another team, and partial deferment of the signing bonus into next year. The Bosa camp is agreeable to one or the other, but not both.Caught in the middle are Chargers fans, who struggle with memories of a painful past when rookie standoffs were common. A holdout now is just not the same as it was even 10 years ago.In 2001, the late John Butler and sidekick (and successor as general manager) A.J. Smith joined the Chargers from Buffalo and quickly announced that agents would play by their rules ... or else. In one negotiation after another, they held their ground and got deals to their liking, even if it hurt the team in the short term.Now comes GM Tom Telesco. Hes not as brash as his predecessors, but he wants you to know hes just as tough. Agents are going to play by the teams rules ... or else. Every contract the Chargers have done since 2011 has included offset language and deferred money, and theyre not going to break precedent for Bosa, a defensive end/outside linebacker taken third overall.At some point its fair to ask, when is enough enough? Owners complained that rookies were making too much money under the previous CBA, so the league successfully fought for a rookie wage scale that dramatically slashed the guaranteed dollars when players entered the league. Instead of being content with that victory, however, owners now want to recoup monies if they cut the player and he signs elsewhere. In other words, they want the player to assume some of the financial risk for bad personnel decisions, an attitude that speaks to their arrogance and sense of entitlement. Whats next, injured players returning game checks when theyre unable to suit up? But owners demand such things because players allow them to get away with it.Thats why Bosa should point the finger of blame at his fellow players as well as at Chargers management. On multiple occasions the NFL Players Association has strongly discouraged agents from agreeing to contracts that include offset language, particularly in rookie deals, but each year the number of deals featuring that (and deferred money) increases.For instance, none of the 12 players selected with the second, third or fourth picks in the 2012-15 drafts agreed to deals that included offsets and deferments. However, this year, the picks immediately before and after Bosa -- Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz at No. 2, and running back Ezekiel Elliott at No. 4 -- signed deals with both provisions. Not surprisingly, the Chargers are arguing that Bosas contract should feature that same framework.There is nothing in the CBA that says a player must agree to offsets or deferments, yet players are willingly doing such deals. Each time they do, its more leverage and a bigger hammer for teams to swing in negotiations.A part of me hopes that Bosa holds his ground, even though history says players almost always will blink first in a contract stare-down. Its tiresome listening to players complain about what they dont have when they consistently give away their leverage and show no willingness to stand collectively and fight for change. In theory, if they stood as one, they could regain some of the power theyve surrendered. But you know what they say about in theory.Famous last words. Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit . The veteran safety was a starter for the Bengals from 2008-2012. He totaled 41 tackles and three interceptions while starting all but four of the 13 games he played last season. Balenciaga Triple S . 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INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Luck looked fit and flawless for the Colts on Saturday.In his first start since early November, Luck completed all eight of his passes, led the Colts on two long drives and avoided taking any hits in a 19-18 loss to Baltimore.Sure, its only preseason, but the Colts wanted to see which Luck would show up -- the guy who went to Pro Bowls in each of his first three NFL seasons or the turnover-prone quarterback who couldnt stay on the field in 2015.Luck was eager to come back, too, after seeing the Hall of Fame game cancelled two weeks ago and being benched in soggy Buffalo last week.It didnt take him long to get in sync.It was good to be out there, it was fun. It was a lot of fun, Luck said. Its like breathing. You just need more of it.He opened the game by leading the Colts on a 61-yard drive that set up Adam Vinatieri for a short field goal. He had Indy in position to score again -- until Dwayne Allen lost a fumble at the Baltimore 18-yard line. The final numbers: 8 of 8, 69 yards, no touchdowns, no interceptions, no sacks and two slides.Joe Flacco, Baltimores starting quarterback, did not play. Ryan Mallett and Josh Johnson each threw TD passes and No. 4 quarterback Jerrod Johnson led Baltimore on a late drive for a field goal.RAVENS RETURN OF 2-POINTER CLINCHES ITAfter Indy took an 18-17 lead on Stephen Morris 7-yard TD pass to Trey Williams with 3:54 left, the Colts played it by the book and tried a 2-point conversion. It was a huge mistake. Baltimores first stop was wiped out because Anthony Levine Sr. was called offside. With a second chance, Levine picked off Morris pass and returned it for two points to give the Ravens a 19-18 lead without a second ticking off the clock. Indy got one more chance to win it, but Pat McAfees 62-yard field-goal attempt came up short as time expired.BACKUP PLANMallett did nothing to hurt his standing as the No. 2 quarterback, going 6 of 8 for 47 yards with no interceptions. Josh Johnson had a big night, too, going 11 of 16 with 722 yards and finishing as the Ravens top runner with five carries for 40 yards. Nike Vapormax ID. Scott Tolzien was 13 of 18 with 107 yards and one TD for the Colts. Morris was 7 of 11 for 66 yards.ROOKIE WATCHRavens: Left tackle Ronnie Stanley, Baltimores first-round draft pick, held his own against the Colts mostly vanilla defense by not allowing a sack.Colts: Rookie center Ryan Kelly played with Luck for the first time in a game, and Kelly helped make sure Luck stayed upright with solid blocking and no botched snaps.POSITION BATTLESRavens: Lardarius Webb is trying to win the starting safety job and looked like a good fit next to Eric Weddle. The safety tandem did not allow the Colts to take many deep shots.Colts: Even though Joe Reitz may have secured the starting right tackle job and Denzelle Good looks like the favorite at right guard, the Colts got a long look at rookie tackle LeRaven Clark, who is trying to play his way into the rotation.INJURY UPDATERavens: None.Colts: Starting cornerback Patrick Robinson left in the first quarter with a groin injury and rookie offensive lineman Joe Haeg left with an ankle injury in the second. The most significant injury might have been to the ankle of backup offensive lineman Kevin Graf, who left on a cart for the second time in two weeks.QUOTABLERavens: Coach John Harbaugh on Levines return: Anthony Levine, who is banged up and nicked up, to pick that off and take it to the house for the winning points was gigantic.Colts: Coach Chuck Pagano on his early impressions of Luck: He ran the offense, he made great decisions, we moved the ball up and down the field, but then we shot ourselves in the foot with penalties. We shouldve had two touchdowns.---This story has been corrected to show the first name of the Ravens coach is John, not Jim.---Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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