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NFL General Managers Told That Business Remains on Hold

NFL general managers were told Friday at a meeting to discuss the specifics of the proposed labor agreement that the Saturday start to re-signing free agents and opening team facilities to players is on hold until the NFL Players Association board of executives accepts terms of Thursday’s announced deal, sources told’s John Clayton. An […]

New CBA Includes Expanded Rosters, Franchise and Transition Tags, and Free Agent Changes

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that under the proposed CBA, NFL gameday rosters will expand from 45 to 46, with the number three QB no longer inactive. Beginning this year, teams like the Vikings and Steelers can leave Joe Webb and Dennis Dixon active for more creative play-calling. It’s also a way for rookie QB’s […]

NFL Plans to Blood Testing Players at Random For HGH

NFL Executive Vice President Jeff Pash says the NFL plans to institute a random blood testing program for Human Growth Hormone this season, and that it has the support of the NFL Players Association, Gary Myers of the New York Daily News reports. “We expect that we will have testing for HGH. I think that […]

Packers: NFL Lockout–Owners Power Play & Players Reactions

Legendary senior writer jclombardi: NFL owners power play in NFL lockout. COMMENTARY: It’s Friday morning following last night’s events surrounding the lockout and proposed owner’s CBA deal. Yesterday afternoon, on the national news media, the NFL owners pulled a slick public relations power play with the lockouted out players. They approved their CBA version proclaiming […]

Owners Vote to End Lockout

NFL clubs approved today the terms of a comprehensive settlement of litigation and a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement with the NFL Players Association. The vote was taken at a league meeting in Atlanta where the clubs were briefed on the terms of the agreement and the rules for the transition into the new League […]

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith Give Statement on Recertification Issue

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith delivered the following statement to media outside NFLPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. “Look, we continue to talk. There are some issues that are outstanding that are left to resolve. And I know there’s been a lot of questions about what happens if the players–or the process of becoming a union […]

Owners and Front Office Members Meeting for 90-Minutes on New CBA

Fox Sports NFL Insider Alex Marvez just tweeted the following about the on-going drama with owners and players as things get close to finally being done in the CBA process. NFL owners and GM-types scheduled to assemble at 2:30 p.m. e.d.t. for 90-minute meeting on how the new CBA personnel rules will work afterward, those […]

NFLPA Schedules Conference Call as Owners Schedule Vote for Today

ESPN’s John Clayton reports that the owners have scheduled a vote on the new collective bargaining agreement between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET. NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith has scheduled a conference call with the 32 player representatives, which they were told to be prepared for when they departed NFLPA headquarters on Wednesday. Albert […]