The 6 Most Important Contract Showdowns on the NFL Horizon

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The 6 Most Important Contract Showdowns on the NFL Horizon
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Want to make an NFL team love you?

Work hard in practice, play hard in games and produce. Make your team a winner. Be a force to be reckoned with at your position. Be worth lots and lots money.

Want to turn that team against you? Ask for that money. That team will sneer at you and call you selfish. Then it'll just say no, or offer less than you want.

Either way, things can get ugly. And public. And nasty. And bad things get said by both parties. It's just not a pleasant situation.

It can happen seemingly overnight. One day, a player is proudly celebrating with his team after a touchdown, first down, sack or interception. Then the next, he's vowing never to suit up in that uniform ever again.

You get holdouts and angry words. There are times when those tactics work. That's how Darrelle Revis, Logan Mankins and Chris Johnson eventually got their contracts. Sometimes, you have to go to war with your organization.

Here are some players who could be headed for some heated discussions with their teams down the line.

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