The rash of business transacted by the league on Sunday included the disapproval of four rookie contracts.
Per a league source, the NFL scuttled contracts signed by Jaguars fourth-round defensive back Chris Prosinksi, Jaguars fourth-round receiver Cecil Shorts, Patriots third-round quarterback Ryan Mallett (pictured), and Patriots third-round running back Stevan Ridley.
The reason for the disapproval of the contracts isn’t known. Recently, the league scrapped a slew of contracts signed by undrafted rookie free agents in St. Louis because, we’re told, the contracts contained provisions regarding TV and radio appearances. Under the new labor deal, that’s permitted in veteran contracts, but not in rookie contracts. The St. Louis contracts have since been fixed.
Chances are the latest contracts that have been disapproved will be quickly rectified.
If these are the biggest mistakes made during the most hectic period in NFL history, it will have been a very good outcome for the 32 franchises.