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Golden Nuggets: NFL CBA Talks Galore

Hey folks, covering for Ninjames tonight. This is Good Fooch, not Evil Fooch so this is not my push to consolidate my power. Speaking of power, the latter part of this week has been all about the power struggle between the NFL and the NFLPA as they attempt to come up with a new collective bargaining agreement. The two sides agreed on a seven day extension, which is a positive step forward. They could get a new deal done in the next seven days or maybe they work out another extension of negotiations. I feel better about the chance of a new CBA, but I don't think we'll hear anything of real significance until sometime maybe next Thursday. The negotiations are supposed to pick up next Monday and it'll take some time to hopefully make more progress.

Whatever the case, things remain relatively quiet otherwise. We've got plenty of draft discussion to keep us busy, thankfully. If there is any sort of lockout or other work stoppage, it'll make May, June, and beyond potentially unbearable. We'll just have to wait and see. On to the link...

49ers free agents in state of limbo (Maiocco)

At the end of the labor tunnel -- a ray of light (Barrows)

Mayock on Blaine Gabbert: 'He's a top-one pick' (Branch)

NFL deal must provide Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers money for new stadiums (SJ Mercury News)

NFL Labor talks extended - What it could mean for the 49ers (

Another opinion on Auburn's Cam Newton (Sando)

Feely: It's 'drop-dead day' for NFL, players (Sando)

What seven-day extension means in West (Sando)

Meet the Gold Rush: Elizabeth (

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Niners Nation After Dark: Alex Smith Rumors Debunked? | Fooch
Golden Nuggets: No Idea What's Going On | Ninjames
2011 NFL Mock Draft - Post-NFL Combine Edition | Drew K
2011 NFL Lockout, CBA Roundup: Decertification Explained | smileyman
2011 NFL Combine: It's a Wrap - Round 2 | Drew K
NFL Labor, CBA Talks: Owners, NFLPA Agree To Seven Day Extension | Fooch
Caption This! | howtheyscored
49ers Roster: Long Look Back, Brief Look Forward | Ninjames
2011 NFL Labor, CBA Talks: Roger Goodell, DeMaurice Smith, Jeff Pash Speak To The Press | Fooch

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