Nick Polk

Nick Polk

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Legal Tampering: How The Next Two Days Can Shape The 2022 NFL Season

The NFL’s legal tampering period opens today at noon ET. Often referred to as the “negotiating period” or “negotiating window,” the legal tampering period is the two day time frame where teams are allowed to contact players and/or their agents in order to negotiate deals that will become official once the league year begins at […]

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NFL Contract Negotiations Part 3: The Negotiation

Nick Polk worked for the Atlanta Falcons for 18 years, most recently as the Director of Football Operations. Prior to his time with the Falcons, Polk held the Director of Football Operations title for NFL Europe for four years. In parts one and two of our three-part series on Contract Negotiations, we discussed the importance […]

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NFL Contract Negotiations Part 2: Market Analysis

In part two of our three-part series on Contract Negotiations, we will focus on the process of evaluating and developing the “Market” for players on your roster that are up for a potential extension and for the players that will reach the “Open Market” as a result of free agency.  As we discussed in part […]

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NFL Contract Negotiations Part 1: Developing Procedures and Policies

This article will be the first in a three-part series on NFL contract negotiations. We’ll start by discussing the importance of organizational philosophy and club procedures. This will be a philosophical article covering policies that club’s must decide prior to entering contract negotiations. In part two of the series, we will focus on research and […]

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