DeMaurice Smith

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith looks on at left as New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, second from right, is hugged by Jeff Saturday of the Indianapolis Colt during a news conference at the NFL Players Association in Washington, Monday, July 25, 2011, after the NFL Players Association executive board and 32 team reps voted unanimously Monday to approve the terms of a deal with owners to the end the lockout.

Jeff Saturday: Kraft Helped Us Save Football

Player representatives for all 32 teams voted unanimously to approve the new collective bargaining agreement. Commissioner Goodell and Executive Director of the NFLPA DeMaurice Smith held a press conference in Washington D.C. to announce the end of the lockout.

07/25/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, is accompanied by NFL owners from left, Dallas Cowboys' Jerry Jones, Carolina Panthers' Jerry Richardson, Denver Broncos Pat Bowlen and Green Bay Packers' team president and chief executive officer Mark Murphy. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

NFL And Players: We’re Making Progress

The NFL and its players are making progress on a deal to restart pro football and save the 2011 season.

07/15/2011

NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell and head of the NFLPA DeMaurice Smith. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Sources: NFL Players, Owners Making Progress

Owners and players reportedly neared an agreement Thursday on how to rein in the soaring salaries of high first-round draft picks.

07/14/2011

Former NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

After 12 Hours On Thursday, NFL Labor Talks Resume

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith have arrived to start a second straight day of negotiations at a law firm in Manhattan.

07/08/2011

Roger Goodell (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

NFL Talks Continue With Players and Owners Joining Goodell and Smith

Joined by a handful of owners and players, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith resumed talks Thursday aimed at ending the lockout with a new collective bargaining agreement.

06/30/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks with the media outside the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building March 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

AP Source: Goodell, Smith Meeting Without Owners, Players

People familiar with the talks tell The Associated Press that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith are meeting in Minnesota without players or owners present.

06/28/2011

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrives at a hotel fora meeting with NFL owners on March 2, 2011 in Chantilly, Virginia. The NFL owners are meeting in Chantilly to discuss negotiations with the players union about a collective bargaining agreement that expires March 3, at midnight. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

NFL Owners, Players Meet In Hull; ‘Working Hard To Get It Done’

Round 4 of the “secret” negotiations is over. Round 5 is coming soon — perhaps to a suburban locale near you.

06/24/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell leaves a meeting with NFL owners at a hotel on March 2, 2011 in Chantilly, Virginia. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Reports: NFL, NFLPA Agree To 24-Hour Extension

The NFL and the players’ union sat down Thursday morning for a last-ditch effort to avoid a work stoppage in America’s most popular sport.

03/03/2011

Audio: Who Has The Leverage In NFL Negotiations?

National Football Post’s Andrew Brandt joined D.A. to analyze the Pats off-season and what he thinks of the looming lockout in the NFL. Who has more leverage in the CBA negotiations, the owners or the […]

09/07/2010

Audio: The Future of the NFL CBA

CNBC business guru Darren Rovell joined D.A. to discuss the NFL CBA and the future of Tom Brady.  He also discussed the charges of collusion by the new head of the NFL PA DeMaurice Smith.

07/21/2010

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