The negotiation list is something I don’t fully understand. (Yes, there actually is something!)
Is there a limit to the number of players on a team’s negotiation list?
Isn’t there a rule that says that if a serious effort is not made to sign a player, that team loses their negotiation rights?
If the answer to both these questions is no, then what’s to stop a team from putting EVERYONE on their negotiation list, just so other teams can’t have them?
I’m sure all those players were put on a negotiation list at one time, and Brady may still be on someone’s, probably right out of college. But now that they’ve made a name for themselves in the NFL (and in Simpson’s case, for other things :roll:) , no one expects them to come up to Canada.