Mallett and Ridley's Contracts Rejected

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July 31, 2011 at 10:04pm ET

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Mallett's deal had to be reworked after it was submitted to the league. (FILE:Icon/SMI)
Patriots director of Player Personnel Nick Caserio said on Sunday that he hasn't had much sleep lately, and so far it looks like the new stipulations surrounding the Collective Bargaining Agreement must be driving him a little crazy.

After seeing the contract for rookie tight end Lee Smith get rejected and sent back to have some language "tweaked" last week, Caserio had to deal with it again after Aaron Wilson of Scout.com once again reported Sunday night that quarterback Ryan Mallett and runningback Stevan Ridley's contracts were also disapproved.

Again, not a big deal, but it would be interesting to know what the league's issue is that keeps causing these to need to have the "language" of the deals be adjusted.

Head coach Bill Belichick told the media recently that the rules are still constantly changing as the new CBA continues to be implemented.  Hopefully they begin to settle down and Caserio's job, along with the rest of New England's front office, becomes a little easier.

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