Posted April 23, 2013 on AP on Fox
Dear incoming NFL rookie: Worried your $8 million contract might get held up by a balky fax machine? Worry no more. The NFL Players Association announced a deal Tuesday with an electronic-signature company that will give players being drafted this week, along with their current NFL brethren, access to technology that makes signing a contract as easy as hitting a few buttons on their cellphone. The well-timed deal between the NFLPA and DocuSign comes two days before the draft and with memories of the Denver Broncos-Elvis Dumervil fax fiasco still fresh on everyone's mind. Last month, the Broncos and their defensive end were unable to seal the deal on a restructured contract because Dumervil couldn't get the signed paperwork back to the team in time via fax. This arrangement will help prevent a repeat of that Dumervilian disaster, the NFLPA said. ''With the amount of travel our players do, DocuSign adds value by enabling them to sign anything, anywhere,'' said George Atallah, sp...
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