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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

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: Owners, Players Break Labor Talks For July 4 Weekend

Many football fans had hoped that the NFL lockout would end before July 4. It appears that’s not in the cards.

WFAN–07/01/2011

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: Roger Goodell, DeMaurice Smith Huddled Up In Labor Talks

Joined by a handful of owners and players, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith resumed talks Thursday aimed at ending the lockout with a new collective bargaining agreement.

WFAN–06/30/2011

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 Doesn’t Stop Goodell, Smith, Burress From Meeting With Rookies

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players’ union chief DeMaurice Smith took questions Wednesday at a symposium for NFL rookies, who wanted to know the same thing as everyone else unhappy about the league’s labor dispute. When is it going to end?

WFAN–06/29/2011

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell with team owners. (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

NFL Lockout: Owners, Players Take Labor Talks To Minnesota

Negotiating teams for NFL owners and players are in Minnesota and expected to resume talks aimed at ending a lockout now in its fourth month.

WFAN–06/28/2011

DeMaurice Smith (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

NFL Lockout: Minus Owners, Group Of Players Meet With Their Attorneys

As the two sides in the NFL labor dispute work toward ending the lockout, a small group of players met Monday with their attorneys in Minneapolis. Players were also told in conference calls that there will be more negotiations this week involving Commissioner Roger Goodell.

WFAN–06/28/2011

(credit: AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

NFL’s Roger Goodell: Sides ‘Working Hard’ Toward CBA Deal, End To Lockout

Round 4 of the “secret” NFL labor negotiations is over. Round 5 is coming soon — perhaps to a suburban locale near you.

WFAN–06/24/2011

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

(credit: AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Up Next For NFL Lockout: Talks Between Players, Owners Near Boston

The next time NFL owners meet to discuss the league’s labor situation, there is hope it will be to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with the players. But don’t get carried away thinking a deal is imminent.

WFAN–06/22/2011

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell with team owners. (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

End To NFL Lockout In Sight? Key Owners’ Meeting Underway

A sense of urgency fills the NFL owners’ meetings Tuesday as they discuss progress made in recent talks with the players.

WFAN–06/21/2011

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

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Jets Finish 3 Days Of Private Player-Run Workouts

Mark Sanchez got a few dozen of his New York Jets teammates together to practice for three days in private. No cameras. No fans. No reporters.

WFAN–06/15/2011

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

DeMaurice Smith (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

NY NFL Lockout Talks: Players, Owners To Meet ‘Soon And Often’

Whether they are meeting in secret locations or in the middle of Times Square at rush hour, talks between NFL owners and players are a good sign.

WFAN–06/09/2011

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell with team owners. (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

NFL, Players Meet For A Second Day In New York

NFL owners and players have met for a second straight day in New York, with Judge Arthur Boylan joining Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith.

WFAN–06/08/2011

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