NFL Lockout: Players Reviewing Proposal; Mawae Releases StatementNFL owners overwhelmingly approved a deal to end the lockout on Thursday. Only one problem: The players aren’t ready to join them just yet. And it seems a vote before the weekend is unlikely.
An NFL Lockout Timeline: From Gene Upshaw To Players' DelayNFL 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.
NFL Owners Approve New CBA, Vote To End LockoutNFL owners have voted in favor of a tentative agreement to end the lockout, pending player approval. Thursday's ratification came after a full day of meetings at an Atlanta-area hotel, where team executives pored over the terms of the deal.
NFL Releases Key Terms Of New Collective Bargaining AgreementIf approved by the players, the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement would cover the 2011-2020 seasons and the 2021 draft.
NFL Lockout: NFLPA's Kevin Mawae 'Not Tied' To Thursday DeadlineCautioning 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.
NFL Lockout: Signs Point To Labor Deal; Retired Players Join Talks In NYCThe 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.
NFL Club Execs To Be Briefed If Deal OK'd 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.
NFL Lockout: Owners, Players Close To Deal; More Talks In NYCIt 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.
Lawsuit, NFLPA's Status Unresolved In Labor NegotiationsPeople familiar with negotiations to end the NFL's four-month-long lockout tell The Associated Press there are still issues that need to be resolved.
NFL Lockout: 'Economics' Of Deal Between Players, Owners Reportedly DoneFootball 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."
NFL Lockout: Large Player, Owner Contingents In NYC As Talks Drag OnWith 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.
Brady, Manning, Brees: It's Time To End NFL Lockout, Players' Offer 'Fair For Both Sides'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.
NFL Lockout: What's Next If No Deal? Preseason Disruption, For StartersThink back four months to that disappointing day in March when the NFL lockout began. The general opinion was the owners and players would reach a new labor agreement long before training camps opened. Oops.
NFL Lockout: Lawyers For Owners, Players Meeting Again In NYCThough various reports on Monday claimed the NFL lockout could end in late July, the league remains in labor limbo, with only the lawyers for both sides meeting.
NFL Lockout: Lawyers For Players, Owners To Meet MondayLawyers for the two sides in the NFL's labor dispute are meeting separately Monday before getting together later in the day. Owners and players are set to talk again beginning Tuesday, after two days of long negotiations last week.