Kevin Mawae

Drew Brees (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NFL, Union Exit Mediation After 4 Hours

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and all 10 members of the owners’ labor committee have left a mediation session with the players’ union after about four hours of talks.


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.


Kevin Mawae #68 of the New York Jets signals before game play against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on October 19, 2003 in Houston, Texas. The Jets defeated the Texans 19-14. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ex-Jet Kevin Mawae To Retire After 16 Seasons

Kevin Mawae, president of the NFL Players Association and former Jets center, is retiring from the NFL after 16 seasons and eight Pro Bowls.