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DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the NFLPA, arrives at the NFL Players Association offices in Washington, Wednesday, July 20, 2011. An end to the NFL lockout appears close, with both sides preparing to vote on a proposed deal once it is finalized. (credit: AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

NFL Owners Approve New CBA, Vote To End Lockout

NFL owners have voted in favor of a tentative agreement to end the lockout, pending player approval. Thursday’s ratification came after a full day of meetings at an Atlanta-area hotel, where team executives pored over the terms of the deal.

WFAN–07/21/2011

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NFL Releases Key Terms Of New Collective Bargaining Agreement

If approved by the players, the NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement would cover the 2011-2020 seasons and the 2021 draft.

WFAN–07/21/2011

Former Jets center and NFL Players Association President Kevin Mawae, right, enters a Manhattan law office, Friday, July 8, 2011, in New York. (credit: AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

NFL Lockout: Large Player, Owner Contingents In NYC As Talks Drag On

With time running short to keep the NFL’s preseason completely intact, owners and player representatives are back in force at a Manhattan law firm, trying again to work out a new labor deal.

WFAN–07/14/2011

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, left,  and National Football League Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith speak to reporters outside the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Sarasota, Fla., after speaking at the NFLPA's rookie symposium, Wednesday, June 29, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

NFL Lockout: Sides Resume Talks After 12-Hour Session In NYC

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith have arrived to start a second straight day of negotiations at a law firm in Manhattan.

WFAN–07/08/2011

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and National Football League Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, right, speak to the media outside of the Ritz-Carlton hotel after addressing players during the NFLPA rookie symposium on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in Sarasota, Fla. (credit: AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

NFL Lockout: League, Players’ Association Lawyers Work To Speed Up Process

Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith will conduct NFL labor talks later this week after letting the lawyers handle the all-important paperwork for two days.

WFAN–07/06/2011

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Eli Manning Is Optimistic About A New CBA And An NFL Season

“I have been optimistic the whole time and it sounds like they are trying to work it out, the owners and players are trying to get everything figured out,” the Giants quarterback said Monday. “I do feel we will have a season.”

WFAN–06/27/2011

NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith (credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NFL Lockout: Owners, Players Meet Again; No CBA Deal Yet

NFL owners and players met in the Boston area Wednesday in the latest attempt to work out a new collective bargaining agreement, a person with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press.

WFAN–06/23/2011

NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith (credit: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

NFL Lockout: Reason For Optimism, But Hurdles Remain In CBA Talks

Dark clouds no longer dominate the NFL horizon. Rays of sunshine have broken through as owners and players make progress in labor talks. So what could cause rain to fall, washing away the chance of a deal? Plenty.

WFAN–06/16/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

NFL Lockout: League, NFLPA Negotiators Meet Again, Push For Deal

Don’t break out the tailgate gear just yet. An end to the NFL lockout might not be imminent. It does appears much closer than at any point in the last three months, though.

WFAN–06/15/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Roger Goodell Frustrated Over NFL’s Stalled Talks

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expressed frustration Thursday in the lack of negotiations toward a new collective bargaining agreement. “Unfortunately, I don’t think we’re making much progress in negotiations because they really aren’t happening,” he said.

WFAN–05/06/2011

NFL executive vice president Jeff Pash addresses the media at a news conference outside the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building March 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. The NFLPA has filed for decertification and will no longer be the exclusive collective bargaining representative for the players. Players will now be able to file antitrust lawsuits against the NFL. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Pash: NFL Proposed 10-Year CBA To Players’ Union

Had enough of the he-said, he-said rancor between the NFL and players? Don’t expect it to go away anytime soon.

WFAN–03/15/2011

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Point Of No Return Passed, NFL Lockout Begins

Unable to decide how to divvy up $9 billion a year, NFL owners and players put the country’s most popular sport in limbo Friday hours before their contract expired. The union decertified; the league imposed a lockout.

WFAN–03/11/2011

National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) executive director DeMaurice Smith talks with the media following meetings at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building for extended labor negotiations March 9, 2011 in Washington, DC. Representatives from the National Football League (NFL) and National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) continue to negotiate a labor dispute during a 7 day extension of talks. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

NFL Lockout Clock Ticking For NFL, Players’ Union

Back on the brink. The NFL and the players’ union headed into the final 24 hours of their twice-extended collective bargaining agreement with little apparent progress on key economic issues.

WFAN–03/11/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (C) and others arrives for an extra day of negotiations at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building March 4, 2011 in Washington, DC. Representatives from the National Football League (NFL) and National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) continue to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement between players and owners during a 24 hour extension in negotiations. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

NFL, Union Resume Labor Talks; Deadline Friday

Negotiators for the NFL and the players’ union begin five days and nights — at least — of talks toward reaching a new collective bargaining agreement on Monday. Failure by the time Friday ends could mean the first pro football work stoppage since 1987.

WFAN–03/07/2011

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

CBA Negotiations For More Than Just Money

With five more days and nights – at least – to reach an agreement, the NFL and the players’ union might find money off the top is not the bottom line.

WFAN–03/06/2011

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