Spikes in value, hikes in pay
Traffic cops in the trenches, centers no longer are the league's 'Rodney Dangerfields'
Jason Brown's briefcase was the first indication that he was going to be all business when he made a free-agent visit to the St. Louis Rams in March. The team knew the 26-year-old center had everything they coveted for the position: agility, intelligence, leadership ability and a sturdy, 6-foot, 3-inch, 328-pound frame. What they couldn't have anticipated was his meticulous preparation.
After pulling a legal notepad and a ballpoint pen from that briefcase, ...
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