NFL Lockout

NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith (R) speaks as players look on during the NFL Players Association press conference at the Super Bowl XLV media center. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

NFLPA Asks Owners To End The Lockout Of The Officials

The NFL players’ union has sent an open letter to team owners calling on the league to end the lockout of on-field officials.


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NFL, Referees Association Not Talking As Season Nears

The NFL and its locked-out officials weren’t talking two days before the season begins, a clear indication replacements will be on the field for Wednesday night’s opener.


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Referees Union Says NFL Spreading ‘Misinformation’

The union says that “after locking out the NFL Officials on June 3 and refusing to negotiate with the NFLRA, the NFL is now engaged in a misinformation campaign.”


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NFL, Referees’ Union Failed To Reach An Agreement Again

NFL and its on-field referees union failed to reach an agreement when they met Saturday, and the league said it’s proceeding with replacement officials.


MetLife Stadium is seen from Chopper 880 - East Rutherford, NJ - Sep 8, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Giants, Jets Football A Welcome Sight For MetLife Stadium Workers

We certainly don’t miss the NFL lockout. Neither do the event employees at MetLife Stadium, who had feared that, without Giants and Jets football, they’d be out of work.


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On WFAN: DeMaurice Smith Thanks Jets, Giants Fans For Sticking Through Lockout

The NFL lockout is history and the league’s free-agent frenzy is — well, it’s frenzied. But there’s still plenty of work ahead for NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith.


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More Than 20 Players Report As Giants Open Timex Performance Center

After a long layoff, football is back in East Rutherford. While it was not mandatory for Giants players to return to work Tuesday, more than 20 of the Giants currently under contract decided to make an appearance at the Timex Performance Center.


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NFL Free-Agent Frenzy Underway For Giants, Jets

Here we go. Football is back — with a vengeance. There are about 1,000 veterans, draft picks and undrafted rookies that need to be signed by the Jets, Giants and 30 other NFL clubs.


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Rex Ryan Has Message For Jets Fans: ‘Unbelievable Season’ Ahead

That was fast. The dust had just barely settled on the end to the NFL lockout Monday before Jets coach Rex Ryan returned in full force — with his customary hubris.


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Giants Football Is Back! Players Tweet Reactions Ahead Of Training Camp

The Giants responded quickly to the NFL’s labor agreement on Monday by changing the home page on its website with a welcome back. “Giants Football Is Back. Do You Like It? Thanks For Being The Best Fans In The World!”


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Thanks To NFL Lockout, Are You Ready For Some Sloppy Football?

If “futbol” is the beautiful game, football NFL style could be the ugly stepchild this summer. And maybe into the fall.


DeMaurice Smith (L) executive director of the National Football League Players' Association and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (R) address the the media on July 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. The NFL players and owners announced they have reached agreement and ended the lockout. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

NFL Labor Deal Looks Like Win-Win For Players, Owners

NFL owners and players were all smiles after agreeing on a new labor deal. And why not? Both sides were feeling like winners.


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Somers’ Monologue: What’s A Mets Closer Without The Stress? The Worry?

Is he nerve-racking? He is! Jason Isringhausen, the perfecto Metropolitan closer, because what’s a Mets closer without the stress, the worry and the holding of the breath?


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B&C Morning Show: Bill Cowher Talks NFL Football With Boomer & Carton

With the NFL negotiations over, Al Dukes reached out to former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher to get his take new deal.


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New York Giants To Open Training Camp On Friday

Monday morning workers began removing roughly 6-foot long blue slants from around the practice fields at the Giants’ facility, so fans will be able to see the fields and watch practices.