There is a decorum associated with rookies signing their first contract. They receive the papers, have their agents, lawyers and the Players association read it and rubber stamp it, and only then the players will put ink on it. It's a bit cumbersome and anticlimatic for the players, but it's still an important step to protect everyone involved.
However, reports state that rookie Rodney Adams might have gone rogue and signed a contract without all the proper steps.
Thing is, the NFLPA advised Adams not to sign the contract in its actual form, but he did anyway. Still according to reports, the contract might have included language about a technical issue with waiver rights in case Adams get traded. It's still a bit blurry, but it's important enough to have many people excited about it for the wrong reason.
Most likely, the whole thing will be resolved amiably, but Rodney Adams has already made his mark as a potential loose canon for the Vikings.
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