In one day, DeMaurice Smith changes perceptions among owners | ProFootballTalk
Well, we got the extension to labor talks that all NFL fans were hoping for. Now what? NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and NFL lead negotiator Jeff Pash will hold dueling press conferences around 3 p.m. ET to go over the decision to extend talks for a week.
No transactions allowed, but teams can talk to their players during extension | ProFootballTalk
It's about to get real quiet. During the league's seven day extension on CBA talks, there will be no player transactions. Teams aren't allowed to talk to prospective free agents or re-sign any of their own players.
Roger Goodell: "Talking is better than litigating" | ProFootballTalk
Shortly after the NFL and the players' union agreed to extend their negotiating period by seven days, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expressed optimism that negotiations will lead to a deal -- rather than leading to the two sides meeting in a courtroom.
DeMaurice Smith: "We’re not going to let you down" | ProFootballTalk
NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith spoke briefly to the media Friday afternoon after agreeing to a one-week extension of mediated labor negotiations with the NFL.
NFL, players agree to 7-day CBA extension
The league and the players' union agreed Friday on a seven-day extension of the collective bargaining agreement. The CBA was set to run out on Thursday before a 24-hour extension was granted.
Silver: Deal is "highly achievable," alternative is "Armageddon" | ProFootballTalk
As it turns out, Thursday's agreement to agree on a 24-hour deadline for the purposes of possibly agreeing to a new agreement wasn't the day's biggest development.
Ten things to know, right now, about the labor situation | ProFootballTalk
As you spend Friday wondering exactly what will be happening with the NFL and the players’ union as they embark on the extension aimed at getting another extension, it’s a perfect time to get up to speed on the issues, so that you can dazzle your friends and/or cure your insomnia.
NFL retirees await benefits of CBA negotiations
"I don't know all the consequences of it," Ditka said. "I think the people that are negotiating on both sides understand it better. I just think it's a tragedy. Football has grown into such a popular sport and such a money-making sport. You're talking about basically a $9 billion business, and I would hope that both sides would find a way to work it out. I think there are some things that need to be done."
NFL labor game of chicken could end up being settled in the courts | NOLA.com
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Bring on the NFL lockout ... it's long overdue | MLive.com
It'll be tough to put down the drug of professional football, but everyone involved will be better off after the league emerges from its labor dispute.
NFL lockout: Owners are nothing but pigs at the trough | Jeff Schultz
NFL is on the verge of a lockout because commissioner Roger Goodell and billionaire owners are asking for too much money from the NFLPA.
10 things you need to know about a possible NFL lockout - Michael McCann - SI.com
The NFL and the Players Association agreed Thursday to extend the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement by 24 hours, until 11:59 p.m. Friday, as they try to hammer out a new agreement. Here are some issues to keep in mind as the situation unfolds.
Saints coach Payton to complete family move to Texas this weekend
"It’s all happening right now,’’ Payton said. "We’re in the midst of moving right now. But as a coaching staff we’re off for the week of Mardi Gras like always and we’ll regroup back in New Orleans on March 13th, so it kind of shuts down anyway. Other than that I’m not allowed to say anything with regard to our football operations.’’
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