5 Biggest NFL Training Camp Headlines: Alex Boone, Alex Smith, Rob Gronkowski

Monday, August 11, 2014 @ 10:08 AM EDT - by Sam Spiegelman -

Sam Spiegelman is a native New Yorker covering sports in New Orleans. He likes Game of Thrones way too much. Tweet him @samspiegs.


Saying Alex Smith wants 20 million dollars a year is pure conjecture, as the reports are from sources who don't know. Neither side has incentive to leak true information. What Smith wants is guaranteed money. I bet he'd take less than the 18 (not 20) that was reported earlier for a higher guaranteed (more than the 1-2 years Kaepernick and Dalton got. He said in his comments that he isn't as financially incentivized, he wants security. Money helps with security, but guaranteed is most important. This 20 million figure is out of thin air and it being used as his motivation, in my opinion, is misinformed taking from what he said.


Wanted to add that in negotiations, you start with the high number. He'd be silly to start with 12-14, especially if the years on the deal is an issue. So maybe the 18 is where he is starting, but I expect the total average to go down. 18 is the average for a lot of these contracts, but the money that brings up the average is late, when the player is likely to be cut, extended again, or restructured. Wanted to clarify that I don't know the number, but I was saying those who cite 20 don't know either. The Chiefs could be trying to make Smith look greedy and leak a bigger number or reporters could just be guessing.



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Famous Person Kim Kardashian Stars in Super Bowl Ad to Bring Attention to ‘Tragic’ Problem

by Igor Derysh

While some media outlets praised Kim Kardashian for making fun of herself, the folks at Uproxx think she might not even be in on the joke.


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