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Reporters ask questions of NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, center, as he leaves following a mediated negotiation session between the players' union and the NFL, in Washington on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

NFL, Union Negotiate For 25-Plus Hours Over 4 Days

At least one person participating in the federally mediated NFL labor negotiations was willing to say something — anything — about how he felt after more than 25 hours of meetings over four days. “Things are going well right now,” said Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch.

WFAN–02/22/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell arrives for the first negotiating session involving a federal mediator, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NFL, Players’ Union Resume Talks For 4th Straight Day

The NFL and its players’ union met with a federal mediator for the fourth day in a row Monday, trying to make progress toward a new collective bargaining agreement before the current labor deal expires.

WFAN–02/21/2011

NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Executive Director DeMaurice Smith arrives for the first negotiating session involving a federal mediator, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NFL, Union Negotiate More Than 20 Hours Over 3 Days

Say this for the NFL and its players’ union: They are on speaking terms at the moment. “Conversation,” Jets fullback Tony Richardson said, “is good.”

WFAN–02/21/2011

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images), NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

NFL, Union Hold 1st Session With Federal Mediator

The contentious NFL labor negotiations went in front of a federal mediator Friday, two weeks before owners could impose a lockout on players and threaten the 2011 season.

WFAN–02/18/2011