With the NFL and the NFLPA close to a resolution and an end to all of this lockout nonsense, Boomer & Craig opened up today’s “Morning Experience” talking a little football. There’s also the matter of Carlos Beltran’s likely swan song at Citi Field.
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.
It’s probably a good thing players won’t be required to write “What I did over summer break” essays whenever the NFL finally gets back to work.
Boomer & Craig were very pleased to welcome Lions star Ndamukong Suh to the program, as he called in just after 8 a.m.
The NFL is inching closer to a deal with the NFL Players Association for a new collective barging agreement. With that, Boomer & Craig opened Wednesday’s edition of the Morning Extravaganza talking a little football.
The NFL wants team executives ready to be schooled in the ins and outs of a new labor contract as early as Thursday. Players are gathering so they’re ready to vote on an agreement in principle. Yes, signs are strong that football’s four-month lockout might almost be over.
With it certainly seeming as though the NFL lockout will soon be behind us, Boomer & Craig were talking about minicamps and what promises to be a free-agency period like none we’ve ever seen.
Boomer & Craig were happy to open-up today’s radio program talking about the likelihood of the NFL lockout concluding by the end of the week.
Two people familiar with talks to end the NFL lockout tell The AP that if an agreement is ratified by Thursday, team executives will be briefed starting that day on how the deal’s terms affect league business.
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.
The NFL and its players are making progress on a deal to restart pro football and save the 2011 season.
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.”
With time running short to keep the NFL’s preseason completely intact, owners and player representatives are back in force at a Manhattan law firm, trying again to work out a new labor deal.
What’s in the water in Pittsburgh? First it was Rashard Mendenhall, who created a stir in May with critical tweets regarding Osama bin Laden’s death. Now, heavily fined Steelers linebacker James Harrison has called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a “crook” and a “devil.”
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.