Many football fans had hoped that the NFL lockout would end before July 4. It appears that’s not in the cards.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Round 4 of the “secret” NFL labor negotiations is over. Round 5 is coming soon — perhaps to a suburban locale near you.
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.
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.
A sense of urgency fills the NFL owners’ meetings Tuesday as they discuss progress made in recent talks with the players.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The NFL and its players held talks Tuesday at a New York City hotel, seeking a resolution to the ongoing lockout. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league has no comment on the meeting, first reported by the NFL Network.
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