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New rule causing logjam of 3rd rounders

WR T.J. Graham (Rick Stewart/Getty)

There are 12 third-round draft picks unsigned as training camp nears. What gives? The 25 percent rule is causing agents to pause, writes Len Pasquarelli.

More than a week after wide receiver T.J. Graham signed his initial NFL contract with the Buffalo Bills, an agreement completed July 9, the deal has yet to impact the logjam at the top of the third round. The presumed reason: While the four-year, $2.9 million contract appears to be market value, or even slightly better in some ways, Graham's deal does not address the stated aim of agents who...

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