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Drafting a QB #1 Is Pricey Gamble

Peyton Manning was only sure-thing No. 1, coaches say

(Newser) - In less than two weeks, the Miami Dolphins will make the first overall pick of the 2008 NFL draft—and Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan is the likely candidate, the Houston Chronicle reports. Seven of the past nine No. 1s have been QBs, but for every Carson Palmer there's a... More »

Top Rookie in Record $31M Deal

Russell will train with Raiders this week for first time since June

(Newser) - The NFL's top draft choice, quarterback JaMarcus Russell, has agreed to a $31 million, 6-year deal with the Oakland Raiders. Russell is set to practice with the team this week for the first time in three months, ending the season's longest holdout. It is the richest rookie contract in league... More »

Quinn Ends Holdout, Signs $20M Deal

Arrives at camp well behind, third on depth chart

(Newser) - Brady Quinn ended his 11-day holdout yesterday, signing a deal with the Browns worth $7.75 million in guaranteed money and a possible $30 million in incentives over the next five years.  His holdout basically eliminated any chance of  beginning the season as the team's starter, though anything is... More »

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