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NFL Labor

Executive Director of the National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) DeMaurice Smith leaves the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Federal Courthouse after the NFL lockout hearing on June 3, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. NFL players and the league met in court today for a federal appeals hearing on the legality of the three-month-old lockout. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Breer: Economics Of NFL Deal Done

NFL Network’s Albert Breer is reporting the economics to a new NFL collective bargaining agreement are essentially done, another step forward to ending the lockout.

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

Tom Brady (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Brady On Lockout: ‘It Is Time’ To Get Deal Done

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees say “it is time” for NFL owners and players to wrap up negotiations on a deal to end the league’s lockout.

07/13/2011

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)

Appeals Court Backs NFL Lockout; Sides With Owners

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out a judge’s order lifting the NFL lockout, handing the league a key victory.

07/08/2011

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

Executive Director of the National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) DeMaurice Smith leaves the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Federal Courthouse after the NFL lockout hearing on June 3, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. NFL players and the league met in court today for a federal appeals hearing on the legality of the three-month-old lockout. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

With Time Ticking, NFL Owners, Players Resume Meetings In New York

Members of the NFL Players’ Association executive board and owners met at a law firm in Manhattan on Thursday in hopes of resolving a lockout that began in March.

07/07/2011

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

NFL Labor Talks All About Paperwork

Lawyers for the NFL and the players are meeting for two days to sort out paperwork that could speed the process in reaching a new labor contract.

07/05/2011

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

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