Monday, March 22, 2010
Daunte Culpepper in agent mode
By Kevin Seifert
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Former Detroit and Minnesota quarterback Daunte Culpepper was wearing his agent's hat Monday, working the lobby of the NFL owners meeting in hopes of getting a job for a client: Himself.
As we noted last month, Culpepper hired attorney David Cornwell as an advisor but remains his own agent when it comes to soliciting and negotiating contracts. He is an unrestricted free agent who now knows he won't be returning to the Lions, who replaced him earlier this month by acquiring Shaun Hill from San Francisco.
Culpepper said he has touched base with a handful of teams so far this offseason but hasn't had any serious contract discussions.
"That's why I'm here," Culpepper said.
Agents often drop in on the owners meeting to jump-start negotiations. In the past day, I've seen Drew Rosenhaus, David Dunn and Frank Bauer, among others, making the rounds.