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CAA Sports adds two NFL players; new pros sign golf deals

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 20 / 17

C AA Sports has signed Denver Broncos outside linebacker Shane Ray and Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett for representation on and off the field. Ray will be represented by a team of agents led by Tom Condon Jr. , Ben R...

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