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NFLPA Executive Committee Unanimously Votes to Approve new CBA Deal

NFLPA Executive Committee Unanimously Votes to Approve new CBA Deal

Seattle Seahawks Wish List

Who are your prized targets for the Seahawks this off-season? Come join the discussion!

NFL LOCKOUT UPDATE: Players Conference Call Over, Lockout Still Ongoing

NFL LOCKOUT UPDATE: Players Conference Call Over, Lockout Still Ongoing

First few years of CBA could be "Soft Cap"

Link is to ESPN.. but they link to this report. Basically, when looking into why NFL Vets and D Smith would negotiate a cap that could get many high paid vets cut, Lance Zierlein (i and e confusion) found that there may not be penalties for teams over the $120M cap... allowing teams to hang onto pricey vets. Graziano of ESPN has decided to label this the "Jerry Jones Rule"...

Chris Kluwe makes his own "Downfall" video about the current negotiations in the NFL. Some...

Chris Kluwe makes his own "Downfall" video about the current negotiations in the NFL. Some extremely grown-up language.

Michael Silver: NFL CBA Talks Turn "Bizarre"

You may have recently read, at a few different places, that the optimism about quickly reaching agreement on a new CBA has faded in the last day or two. This article does a great job explaining why.

Thinking About A Rookie Wage Scale

Ramblings on what a rookie wage scale might mean for the NFL.

Lawyers dissects the Lockout and a Full Season

I am reading anything and everything on the Lockout, so here is an interesting take from a former lawyer who thinks there will be a full season. Not as optimistic for the players. I am only hoping that he is right about a full season. "Here is why I think we will have a season — a full season. Most of the owners and most of the players want to settle, and the makings of a deal are there. The owners want to have the 2011 season, but they lose much less than the players do if the season is canceled. They can more easily bear the financial losses and outrage from the fans — after all, the fans don’t much like the owners in the best of times; their passion is about the players. So the owners might as well drive as hard a bargain as they can if this season is lost. By contrast, the players have a short window for making the kind of money they make (just ask Plaxico Burress, released from prison after 20 months today). If this season is lost, there’s no guarantee there will be a 2012 season either — if the owners’ position hardens, careers will be ended prematurely (see, e.g., Plaxico, supra), opportunities for off-field earnings will be slashed … and the owners have much more wherewithal to stick out protracted litigation over these matters than do the players. The players of today make lots of money from the pot of gold as it exists now, and they don’t need to worry about future income streams — most will not be around anymore by the time those kick in. They will want to preserve as much as they can of what they have now. The settlement premium they can get from the owners lies in making a deal that saves this season — the owners will almost surely be happy to pay something extra for that, as long as it happens soon. The premium diminishes as weeks of the season start being canceled."

Brees accuses NFL of not bargaining in good faith

"Ever since Gene Upshaw passed away -- I'm just going to lay it all out there -- the owners saw blood in the water," Brees said

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