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Gilbert Begins NFLPA Candidacy By Meeting With NFL Agents At Combine
Published February 27, 2014
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LAYING OUT HIS PLATFORM: Gilbert said he believes the players and the league should expand the current 16-regular game schedule to 18 games, something the league has wanted. However, in return, players should get free agency after three years, not four. Gilbert said the agents asked him a number of questions including, “Why do you want to run? What do you bring to the table? How do you think you can help? What’s the plan? What’s the platform? What’s the strategy?” He said that he met “rapid-fire” with one agent after another over a day and a half, and the meetings were a “meet and greet” for him to get to know the agents and for them to get to know him. Gilbert declined to reveal what the next step in his campaign would be, but said more would be revealed in the coming months.