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NFL Players Association President Kevin Mawae, center, arrives at the NFL Players Association offices in Washington, Tuesday, July 19, 2011, as talks to end the NFL football lockout continue. (credit: AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

NFL Lockout: NFLPA’s Kevin Mawae ‘Not Tied’ To Thursday Deadline

Cautioning not to assume the lockout will be over by the weekend, NFL Players Association president Kevin Mawae said his group is “not tied” to a deadline for getting a deal done in the next 24 hours.

WFAN–07/20/2011

DeMaurice Smith (credit: AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

NFL Lockout: Owners, Players Close To Deal; More Talks In NYC

It seems an agreement that would end the NFL lockout is getting close. Lawyers for the NFL Players Association and the league are meeting at a Manhattan law firm to try to work out an agreement to end the four-month lockout.

WFAN–07/18/2011

NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, left, enters a Manhattan law office, Friday, July 8, 2011, in New York. (credit: AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

NFL Lockout: ‘Economics’ Of Deal Between Players, Owners Reportedly Done

Football fans, there’s reason to be optimistic. The end to the NFL’s four-month-long lockout could be near. According to the NFL Network’s Albert Breer, the “economics” are done for a deal between the league and its players, “outside of some ancillary details.”

WFAN–07/15/2011

Tom Brady (credit: AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Brady, Manning, Brees: It’s Time To End NFL Lockout, Players’ Offer ‘Fair For Both Sides’

Calling the players’ offer “fair for both sides,” star quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees — plaintiffs in an antitrust suit against the NFL which also includes the Giants’ Osi Umenyiora — said Wednesday “it is time” to wrap up negotiations on a deal to end the league’s lockout.

WFAN–07/13/2011

NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, left, enters a Manhattan law office, Friday, July 8, 2011, in New York. (credit: AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

NFL Lockout: Lawyers For Owners, Players Meeting Again In NYC

Though various reports on Monday claimed the NFL lockout could end in late July, the league remains in labor limbo, with only the lawyers for both sides meeting.

WFAN–07/12/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)

NFL Lockout: Lawyers For Players, Owners To Meet Monday

Lawyers for the two sides in the NFL’s labor dispute are meeting separately Monday before getting together later in the day. Owners and players are set to talk again beginning Tuesday, after two days of long negotiations last week.

WFAN–07/11/2011

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

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

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NFL Lockout: Owners, Players Start Another Day Of Mediation

NFL owners and players and their legal counsel have returned to court for another round of mediation. Commissioner Roger Goodell arrived Tuesday morning with other league leaders, and other owners entered the courthouse in separate small groups.

WFAN–05/17/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)

NFL Lockout: Owners, Players Resume Mediation Monday

For NFL owners and the players they’ve locked out in this dispute over the division and future of the ever-popular $9 billion business, it’s time to talk again.

WFAN–05/16/2011

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: AP Photo/Jim Mone)

NFL Lockout: League, Players Wrap Talks Until May 16

The NFL and its players opened a fourth day of court-ordered talks Wednesday as the lockout reached its 40th day with few signs of progress so far.

WFAN–04/20/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

NFL Lockout: Mediation Between League, Players To Resume Thursday

It’s been a month since the NFL lockout began and there haven’t been any talks between the league and its players. That will change this week.

WFAN–04/12/2011