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

NFL Lockout Looms; Time Running Out On CBA

Less than 72 hours before the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement expires, the league and the players’ union were scheduled to resume negotiations in front of a federal mediator.

WFAN–03/01/2011

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

NFL, Union Mediator: ‘Very Strong Differences Remain’

The NFL and the players’ union have made “some progress” over seven consecutive days of face-to-face meetings, “but very strong differences remain,” and negotiations will resume next week, mediator George Cohen said Thursday.

WFAN–02/24/2011

Reporters ask questions of NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, center, as he leaves following a mediated negotiation session between the players' union and the NFL, in Washington on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

NFL, Union Negotiate For 25-Plus Hours Over 4 Days

At least one person participating in the federally mediated NFL labor negotiations was willing to say something — anything — about how he felt after more than 25 hours of meetings over four days. “Things are going well right now,” said Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch.

WFAN–02/22/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell arrives for the first negotiating session involving a federal mediator, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NFL, Players’ Union Resume Talks For 4th Straight Day

The NFL and its players’ union met with a federal mediator for the fourth day in a row Monday, trying to make progress toward a new collective bargaining agreement before the current labor deal expires.

WFAN–02/21/2011

NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Executive Director DeMaurice Smith arrives for the first negotiating session involving a federal mediator, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NFL, Union Negotiate More Than 20 Hours Over 3 Days

Say this for the NFL and its players’ union: They are on speaking terms at the moment. “Conversation,” Jets fullback Tony Richardson said, “is good.”

WFAN–02/21/2011

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