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2020 in review: Inside the most unique season in NFL history
Judy Battista looks at the moments, the people and the decisions that got the NFL safely to the finish line of a treacherous season filled with pandemic-induced fear, anguish and hope.
Belichick looking to turn calculated risks into championship
The risk-reward acquisitions of Chad Ochocinco and Albert Haynesworth signal that Bill Belichick and the Patriots are ready to make a run at a championship.
NFL-player talks moving forward; more meetings planned
The NFL and players wrapped two days of talks in Maryland, and plan to meet again in the next week.
Optimism over new deal emerging from latest round of talks
The positive nature of the most recent negotiations has the NFL and its players hoping for a deal within a month.
NFL, players continue to talk between face-to-face meetings
The NFL and players plan to return to the bargaining table next week and both parties have been maintaining communication in between the face-to-face meetings, another sign of the seriousness of these talks.
'Serious' NFL-player meetings to resume frequently in future
The NFL and players Wednesday concluded two days of what were described as "very serious talks," according to sources, in an attempt to build off last week's secret negotiations in suburban Chicago, and work toward a resolution to end the three-month-old lockout. The exact location of this set of talks remains unknown, though they are believed to have taken place in a Long Island, N.Y., hotel.
League, players hold three-day summit; Friday court date next
The parties finished a three-day labor summit Thursday, leaving 'Boys owner Jerry Jones to say, "We're trying."
Appeals court grants NFL motion for stay, pending appeal
Let's talk about it: NFL, players resume mediation
Owners, players reconvene for court-ordered mediation
NFL owners and their locked-out players have resumed court-ordered mediation. Commissioner Roger Goodell, executive vice president Jeff Pash and team owners Mike Brown, John Mara, Jerry Richardson and Art Rooney II arrived at the federal courthouse in Minneapolis on Monday morning along with legal counsel.
NFL files brief to appeals court, asks for lockout to remain
The NFL filed its 61-page opening brief to the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, asserting that U.S. District Judge Susan Nelson's granting of an injunction to lift the two-month-old lockout was unreasonable.
Judge denies league's request for stay of lockout ruling
Judge denies NFL request to freeze lockout ruling
Mediation between league, players adjourned until May 16
A federal judge adjourned talks between the NFL and players for nearly a month as the lockout hit its 40th day.
'Some progress' in labor talks on day NFL schedule released
The third day of court-ordered mediation for the NFL and players before U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan saw sides largely spending time separately, according to sources, but "some progress" was made.
Family emergency will keep NFLPA head Smith from mediation
The NFL and players are scheduled to resume court-ordered mediation Tuesday at 10 a.m. CT in the downtown chambers of U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan, but a NFL Players Association spokesman said executive director DeMaurice Smith won't attend because of a family medical emergency.