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Murphy: Rookie pay a ‘real issue'

DeMaurice Smith (Jonathan Newton/AP)

New NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith, however, wonders why the players have to help owners show spending restraint. We talked to Packers President Mark Murphy and have comments from Smith on the eve of the owners meetings.

From safety for the Washington Redskins to assistant executive director of the NFL Players Association to president of the Green Bay Packers, Mark Murphy has seen the game from all sides of the equation. With those diverse perspectives, he hopes common ground can be found between the owners and players regarding the skyrocketing salaries handed to the top players in the draft. "Oh, yeah...

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