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Nothing simple about RB negotiations

Position's limited shelf life, players' urgency can make things tricky; see below

Originally Published: April 3, 2012
By Andrew Brandt | ESPN.com

There's no position in the NFL with a shorter shelf life than running back. That reality creates natural tension at the bargaining table, with agents and teams knowing decline can come quickly.

Players and agents want to get the second or third contract as soon as possible, but teams resist sinking large amounts of guaranteed money into the position, especially for players past certain ages.

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