Boycott of Combine Still on Table

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While the idea of boycotting the NFL scouting combine later this month remains a long shot, at best, four sources said over the weekend that momentum for some type of protest is growing and is expected to be a point of discussion Monday during a conference call between NFL Players Association officials and agents.

The idea of a boycott or similar action is in response to NFL’s hard-line offers regarding the slotting of rookie contracts, according to the sources.

While it’s widely believed that a fix is necessary for the explosion in guaranteed money for top draft picks, the union and agents are increasingly frustrated by the NFL’s hard-line approach.

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