DeMaurice Smith (credit: AP Photo/Seth Wenig), Roger Goodell (credit: AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

NFL, Union Can’t Agree When To Start HGH Testing

The NFL said after a meeting with the players union that testing for human growth hormone will begin shortly, but the union is less committal.


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Next Decade Of NFL Labor Peace At Hand

Millionaire players will still get their millions, though Cam Newton and other rookies will take a haircut in their contracts. There’s an attractive injury protection clause and the prospect of guaranteed medical coverage for life.


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Lockout Could Pose A Challenge For Rookies

If the collective bargaining agreement expires at the end of Thursday, as expected, rookies will not be able to sign contracts, attend minicamps, offseason workouts or even pick up playbooks until there is a new CBA in place.


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NFL Agents Playing Additional Role As Lockout Looms

We’re advising players on COBRA insurance to anything that involves finances to the football side of it.


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Goodell Updates Owners On CBA Negotiations

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the league’s top labor negotiator used this week’s annual scouting combine to update owners on the collective bargaining negotiations.


National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell (L) and NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

NFL, Union Now Ponder The Unthinkable

The collective bargaining agreement that led to unprecedented success for the NFL expires at the end of the day on March 3, and barring an agreement before then, owners are threatening to lock out players.


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Source: Jets Likely To Place Franchise Tag On Harris

Playmaking linebacker David Harris will likely have the franchise tag placed on him by the New York Jets, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.


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NFL Owner: Little Progress Is Being Made

Jerry Richardson of the Carolina Panthers had a pessimistic tone Tuesday. The co-chairman of the owners’ negotiating committee says the two sides are spending time on things that are “counterproductive” and stressed the owners need to reel in the amount of money that goes to players.


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4 NFL Teams Vote To Decertify Union

Players for four NFL teams have already taken a key step in their looming fight with the league over pay – a fight that may include a lockout next year.