It's not much of a story, but at least it's not CBA related. Seeing how Bonamego was fired by the Dolphins during the 2010 season, I'm not sure his presence will do a lot to help the Saints' special teams woes. Oh well. At least we have something team related to discuss instead of this seemingly endless CBA debate. Looks like the two sides will be in a total stalemate until at least April 6th.
New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis discusses recent team activity | NOLA.com
Loomis, Coach Sean Payton among others at LSU's pro timing day
LSU players perform in front of NFL and New Orleans Saints coaches, scouts at pro timing day | NOLA.com
Cornerback Patrick Peterson had dinner with Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera Sunday night, hopes to become No. 1 overall draft pick
THE CBA CLUSTERF***:
NFLPA conference call shows players with solid resolve - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
One thing that was perfectly clear from the start of the call — after the appeal decision in the lockout insurance case, and two weeks of mediation that ended last Friday, the players may have their heels dug in even more than before. This is going to the Minnesota District Court on April 6, and though the players (now termed the "class counsel" as opposed to the "Players' Union") could decide to negotiate further with the owners, it would seem to take a near-miracle for that to happen. These guys are not happy with the way things went, and they want the world to know.
David Cornwell addresses the respect issue | ProFootballTalk
Sports attorney David Cornwell batted cleanup on Monday's PFT Live, and proceeded to bring the heat. He was especially concerned with reports of a lack of respect coming from the ownership side.
Pash: "I’m not convinced they want to see the numbers" | ProFootballTalk
"We went a long way towards satisfying their financial transparency demands," Pash said. "Frankly, I’m not convinced they want to see the numbers. I think they like it better as an issue to whack us upside the head with then actually look at the numbers."
Report: NFLPA* tells incoming players to boycott draft | ProFootballTalk
The non-asterisked NFLPA, back when it was a labor union, advised incoming rookies to attend last month's Scouting Combine. The NFLPA*, now a trade association, reportedly wants those incoming rookie to eschew any invitation to attend next month's draft.
April 6 hearing date gives NFL, players time to talk | ProFootballTalk
Earlier today, Judge Susan Nelson issued an order setting an April 6 hearing date in the players' motion for preliminary injunction, which requests that the lockout be blocked while the lawsuit proceeds. Here's what it means, actually or potentially. 1.
Feely: Owners’ delay in making offer hurt progress | ProFootballTalk
A few things stood out from Cardinals kicker Jay Feely's appearance on Monday's PFT Live. He stressed that players wanted to meet with owners more last week. In two days in Washington, Feely estimates he sat across from the owners for roughly 30 minutes.
Lawmaker to target NFL's TV antitrust exemption | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold
"At a time when the economy is struggling and the NFL has chosen to lock out its players, it is particularly inappropriate to allow the league to benefit from a special antitrust exemption," said Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee. His bill will be dubbed the "Prevent Lockout of Athletes This Year Act," or PLAY Act.
April 6 hearing set for antitrust lawsuit vs NFL
An April 6 hearing date has been set in the federal antitrust lawsuit filed by players against the NFL.
Roger Goodell's $1 salary begins with start of NFL lockout - ESPN
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and league general counsel Jeff Pash are slashing their salaries to $1 each during the lockout.
NFL players' antitrust suit reassigned to third judge - ESPN
The federal antitrust lawsuit filed by players against the NFL has been reassigned to a third judge.
Report: NFL owners have cash to cover lost '11 - ESPN
The NFL's owners have enough money saved to carry them through a lost 2011 season, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Lifting of lockout could scramble rules - NFC South Blog - ESPN
If NFL players succeed in their attempt to have the lockout lifted by the legal system, the pool of unrestricted free agents is going to get a lot sma
ProFootballWeekly.com - NFL owners to blame for the lockout
PFW publisher Hub Arkush writes that the team owners are to blame for the current labor mess.
"There will be a season." You sure? | Saints | 2theadvocate.com — Baton Rouge, LA
That's what Commissioner Roger Goodell keeps saying. So do many of the owners and lots of players, even though labor talks collapsed, the union dissolved itself, and star players including MVP Tom Brady asked for a preliminary injunction to prevent a lockout hours before the league even implemented one.
AROUND THE LEAGUE:
Panthers to look at Ryan Mallett - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Gerald McCoy ships out to Uganda - NFC South Blog - ESPN