Lorenzo Alexander: Players good with shorter contracts if it means more guarantees
Kirk Cousins’ fully guaranteed $84 million contract, the first of its kind in the NFL, is for only three years. Florio did a good job on a slow day of spelling out how the adoption of fully guaranteed contracts for all NFL players would lead to shorter contracts for most players.
Alexander, in the second year of a two-year, $5.95 million contract that has $3.4 million guaranteed, used Cousins’ deal as an example of what NFL players should seek instead of longer-term contracts with more total money.
I’d much rather have like a Kirk Cousins deal where I know that I’m going to get all $84 million versus, let’s say, $150 [million] over six [years], and I’m not sure if I’m going to get that our not, Alexander said. And, obviously, we’re talking crazy numbers and I understand it’s a lot of money, but relative to sports, I think having guaranteed contracts is something that players are going to always want and always try to fight for. And that’s the key, trying to create that same type of reality that the MLB and the NBA have created and their stars have leveraged their power and it made that the norm in those leagues because there’s nothing in their CBA that mandates guaranteed contracts and that’s something that we have to try to do as far as the NFL.
With Regret and sadness I wish to inform the fans, and the public a good friend of mine Roosevelt Rene a.k.a Trypps Beats was found dead at my place of residence, Jenkins wrote, via Natalie Musumeci of the New York Post. Trypps was a good friend and we were collaborating on music production together. It truly hurts my heart to know he passed away.
At the time of the incident I was in Florida preparing to finish off my promotional tour. As this is an ongoing incident, I cannot answer any questions related to the investigation. I am praying for Roosevelt and his family.
Rene reportedly died during a fight with Jenkins’ brother William Jenkins.
Peters: I don’t think there are a ton of great options available to the Isles right now. Even though they have talented Russian goalie Ilya Sorokin in the system, I’d consider taking a run at a younger goalie via the trade market. What would it take to get Jon Gillies out of Calgary? It sounds like the Toronto Maple Leafs would be willing to listen to offers for recently crowned AHL champion Garret Sparks. It’s hard to say if either of those guys are bona fide starters right now, but they intrigue me more than anything on the free agent market.