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Former Jets center and NFL Players Association President Kevin Mawae, right, enters a Manhattan law office, Friday, July 8, 2011, in New York. (credit: AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

NFL Lockout: Large Player, Owner Contingents In NYC As Talks Drag On

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.

WFAN–07/14/2011

DeMaurice Smith, who was head of the NFL Players Association before it dissolved, talks to reporters outside the federal courthouse after a hearing Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in St. Paul, Minn. At right is players attorney Jim Quinn. (credit: AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Free Agency, Rookie Wages Are The NFL Labor Stumbling Blocks

A rookie wage scale and free agency for veterans appear to be the biggest stumbling blocks to ending the NFL lockout.

WFAN–07/10/2011

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and National Football League Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, right, speak to the media outside of the Ritz-Carlton hotel after addressing players during the NFLPA rookie symposium on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in Sarasota, Fla. (credit: AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Federal Mediator Sets NFL Meeting For July 19

The federal magistrate judge who is mediating the labor dispute between NFL owners and players has scheduled another session for July 19 in Minneapolis.

07/09/2011

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and National Football League Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, right, speak to the media outside of the Ritz-Carlton hotel after addressing players during the NFLPA rookie symposium on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in Sarasota, Fla. (credit: AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

NFL Lockout: League, Players’ Association Lawyers Work To Speed Up Process

Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith will conduct NFL labor talks later this week after letting the lawyers handle the all-important paperwork for two days.

WFAN–07/06/2011

NFL retired players' lawyer Michael Hausfeld arrives with NFL players' lawyer Jeffrey Kessler, James Quinn and Barbara P. Berens arrive for court ordered mediation at the U.S. Courthouse on May 17, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mediation was order after a hearing on an antitrust lawsuit filed by NFL players against the NFL owners after labor talks between the two broke down in March. (Photo by Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)

Retired NFL Players Say They Are Being Excluded

A group of retired NFL players has filed a complaint against the league and its current players, saying they have been excluded from the negotiation sessions taking place.

WFAN–07/04/2011

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and National Football League Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, right, speak to the media outside of the Ritz-Carlton hotel after addressing players during the NFLPA rookie symposium on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in Sarasota, Fla. (credit: AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

NFL Lockout: Roger Goodell, DeMaurice Smith Huddled Up In Labor Talks

Joined by a handful of owners and players, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith resumed talks Thursday aimed at ending the lockout with a new collective bargaining agreement.

WFAN–06/30/2011

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell with team owners. (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

NFL Lockout: Owners, Players Take Labor Talks To Minnesota

Negotiating teams for NFL owners and players are in Minnesota and expected to resume talks aimed at ending a lockout now in its fourth month.

WFAN–06/28/2011

DeMaurice Smith (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

NFL Lockout: Minus Owners, Group Of Players Meet With Their Attorneys

As the two sides in the NFL labor dispute work toward ending the lockout, a small group of players met Monday with their attorneys in Minneapolis. Players were also told in conference calls that there will be more negotiations this week involving Commissioner Roger Goodell.

WFAN–06/28/2011

DeMaurice Smith (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

NFL Players Hold Phone Updates On Lockout

Conference calls held in the last two days mark the first time in a while players have been briefed on a lockout that is in its fourth month.

WFAN–06/25/2011

(credit: AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

NFL’s Roger Goodell: Sides ‘Working Hard’ Toward CBA Deal, End To Lockout

Round 4 of the “secret” NFL labor negotiations is over. Round 5 is coming soon — perhaps to a suburban locale near you.

WFAN–06/24/2011

NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith (credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NFL Lockout: Owners, Players Meet Again; No CBA Deal Yet

NFL owners and players met in the Boston area Wednesday in the latest attempt to work out a new collective bargaining agreement, a person with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press.

WFAN–06/23/2011

DeMaurice Smith (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

NY NFL Lockout Talks: Players, Owners To Meet ‘Soon And Often’

Whether they are meeting in secret locations or in the middle of Times Square at rush hour, talks between NFL owners and players are a good sign.

WFAN–06/09/2011

NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith (credit: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

When Will NFL Players Begin To Get Restless?

New York (AP) – Just a few days after the owners regained the momentum in the NFL labor dispute, union leader DeMaurice Smith stood before graduating seniors at the University of Maryland and gave the […]

WFAN–05/21/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)

Appeals Court Sides With League; NFL Lockout Remains

After a series of stinging rebukes from federal judges, the NFL has a significant, favorable ruling in hand from a higher court.

WFAN–05/17/2011

DeMaurice Smith (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

DeMaurice Smith On WFAN: Players ‘Resent Being Lied To’ By NFL

DeMaurice Smith, head of the NFL Players Association, is prepared to take the NFL lockout battle to the bitter end.

WFAN–05/13/2011

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