Originally posted on SportsBlooded  |  Last updated 5/18/12

Gone are the days when NFL rookies and their agents try to hold out and milk as much money from their new teams as possible as they miss out on rookie minicamps and other offseason workouts. Say what you want about Roger Godell, but realize that his help in the implementation of the rookie wage scale has changed the offseason in the NFL for good. This makes the overall game of football better in the NFL because it gives these players as much time as possible to acclimate themselves to life both on and off the field. Coaches couldn’t be happier with the new rules as this helps them get a complete gauge on where their new players stand on their teams.

Some rookies have academic constraints which will have them working on a limited basis with the respective teams during the rookie minicamps, but the majority of players have taken care of their academic requirements and are showing off their talents with their new teams. Sports Illustrated has put together some great shots of these rookies in action. Here’s a sneak peak...

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