The NFL players’ union has sent an open letter to team owners calling on the league to end the lockout of on-field officials.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!”
If “futbol” is the beautiful game, football NFL style could be the ugly stepchild this summer. And maybe into the fall.
NFL owners and players were all smiles after agreeing on a new labor deal. And why not? Both sides were feeling like winners.
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?
With the NFL negotiations over, Al Dukes reached out to former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher to get his take new deal.
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.