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News: "'Boys organization chart suddenly logical."

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Latest Cowboys headlines: "Cowboys coaching staff suddenly follows a logical organizational flow"; rookie wide receivers ready to step up; Kyle Orton's cap issues stem from forfeiture provisions in...

NFL Rookie Salary Wage Scale: Updated 49ers Pool Numbers

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We break down some of the financial numbers of the CBA as they apply to the 49ers NFL Draft picks.

49ers sign third round draft choice, running back Glen Coffee

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The 49ers have signed third round choice Glen Coffee. That leaves us with just Michael Crabtree unsigned.

49ers sign TE Bear Pascoe to 4-year contract

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The 49ers announced the signing of rookie TE Bear Pascoe

Rookie contracts are negotiated under many rules spelled out in the Collective Bargaining Agreement...

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Rookie contracts are negotiated under many rules spelled out in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The most basic is the "25 percent rule," which states that a rookie’s salary may not increase annually by more than 25 percent of the first-year salary (not including signing bonus amounts). So if a rookie has a $500,000 first-year base salary, the most he may negotiate for the second year is $625,000, and the most in year three is $750,000 (25 percent of the first year added to each subsequent year).

NFL Players Association › News Informative read from draft time about rookie contracts and how a 2010 uncapped season affects them.
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