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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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When The NFL Preseason Begins, It Could Look Ragged

So ragged that the league and its 32 teams are considering ways to placate fans once a labor agreement is completed.


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An NFL Lockout Timeline: From Gene Upshaw To Players’ Delay

NFL owners voted to end the lockout on Thursday, but players have yet to draw a tally on the measure. In fact, they don’t seem happy at all, many taking to Twitter last night to voice their displeasure. It’s not exactly surprising — the dispute dates all the way back to 2008.


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NFL Releases Key Terms Of New Collective Bargaining Agreement

If approved by the players, the NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement would cover the 2011-2020 seasons and the 2021 draft.


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Up Next For NFL Lockout: Talks Between Players, Owners Near Boston

The next time NFL owners meet to discuss the league’s labor situation, there is hope it will be to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with the players. But don’t get carried away thinking a deal is imminent.


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Amid NFL Lockout, League’s 32 Owners Huddle Up For Annual Meetings

Armed with a key victory in the courts, NFL owners will gather Monday for their annual spring meetings.


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Kallas Remarks: A Win For The NFL Owners

You were hoping that the three-judge, Eighth Circuit panel would not vote along “party” lines. Everyone was told that the Eighth Circuit was a “conservative” court, a court that was “pro-business.” Obviously, that’s bad news for the players.


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Judge: Lockout Ruling To Take “Couple Of Weeks”

The federal judge overseeing the NFL players’ request to lift a lockout by the owners says it will take “a couple of weeks” to rule.


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NFL Owners Move Kickoffs To 35-Yard Line; Labor Main Topic

While the labor dispute was the “primary focus” of two days of owners meetings, according to Roger Goodell, the league also carried on with business as usual, discussing rules changes that included moving kickoffs up 5 yards to the 35, and using replays on all scoring plays.


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NFL Kickoff, Touchback Changes Up For Vote Tuesday

Few plays are as memorable or dangerous as long kickoff returns. Highlight shows can’t get enough of Devin Hester, Leon Washington or the Jets’ Brad Smith breaking one. The NFL wants those “game-breaking” plays to be safer.


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NFL Statement About Decertification, Litigation & Lockout

Our message to the fans is this: We know that you are not interested in any disruption to your enjoyment of the NFL. We know that you want football. You will have football. This will be resolved.


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NFL, Union Finally Meet Face-To-Face

Saturday’s meeting at a Dallas hotel came one day before the Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium and was not expected to last more than a couple of hours. The full negotiating teams last sat down face-to-face on Nov. 22.


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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.