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Peterson: 'Those guys aren't telling us anything'

Posted on: July 9, 2011 8:43 pm
Edited on: July 10, 2011 1:20 am
Posted by Will Brinson

BEAVERTON, Ore -- Patrick Peterson, like most rookies, is in the dark when it comes to NFL labor negotiations.

That's part and parcel of being a first-year player -- with the apparent exception of NFL v. Brady plaintiff and Broncos rookie Von Miller -- because rookies don't have a lot of input into big NFL-related decisions.

But, as Peterson told at the Nike's 7-on-7 challenge "The Opening," it's also because no one has bothered to tell them anything.

"I haven't heard any news about what you just discussed," Peterson said, referring to the recent ruling from the 8th Circuit that affected rookies and free agents. "It's confidential -- those guys aren't telling us anything. The only guy in the rookie class is Von Miller, and I know him personally, and he's not saying anything as well.

"So those guys have to stay true to what's going on in court."

Again, this isn't that odd -- the rookies aren't supposed to be involved in a whole lot when it comes to labor talks. And it's also worth noting that Peterson wasn't contentious about the issue about not being informed on the legal proceeding end of things.

But it's definitely weird that they're not being told anything, especially when serious decisions are being made about their future by people who aren't, well, them.

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Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2011 10:59 pm

Peterson: 'Those guys aren't telling us anything'

I feel badly for them, because of when they are coming out, they may lose a chance at an NFL career. They have virtually no shot with no OTAs, mini-camps, etc. They will get to go to whatever training camp totally blind. The NFL may lose alot of potential stars because they never had a shot.

Since: Jul 9, 2011
Posted on: July 9, 2011 10:38 pm

Peterson: 'Those guys aren't telling us anything'

screw the rookies!!! who cares what they arent being told. more than half of them wot amount to jack. 
go back to school and learn a new trade and stfu.  

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