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Good sign? Goodell, Smith travel together to rookie seminar
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith opened a four-day labor discussion in Minnesota, then hopped on a plane to Florida to speak to rookies.
Minnesota welcomes league, players for labor negotiations
Players involved in labor negotiations with the NFL traveled to Minnesota on Monday, but not just to meet with their legal team. They are there for a fifth round of "secret talks" with the league, a source with knowledge of the situation said.
Parties must reach resolution soon to preserve full preseason
The NFL and players will resume talks this week as they try to reach a deal before the preseason is affected.
League, players to continue talks this week at unknown locale
The NFL and players will return to the bargaining table this week for a fifth round of clandestine talks at an undisclosed location, with the NFL Players Association concurrently staging its replacement for the NFL's canceled rookie symposium -- entitled "The Business of Football: Rookie Edition" -- in Bradenton, Fla.
League, players acknowledge commitment toward new CBA
NFL owners and players wrapped up a fourth set of "secret" meetings Thursday, highlighted by a joint appearance from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, who both pledged a commitment to reach an agreement in time to start the 2011 season on schedule.
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.
NFL, players state lockout cases; court to rule in 'due course'
Lawyers for the NFL and its players met before a three-judge panel Friday at the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, with the judges considering the league's appeal of an injunction lifting the nearly three-month lockout.
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."
Judge says her ruling on lockout will take 'couple of weeks'
NFL, players take their fight to court
Players respond to Goodell: 'Your statements are false'
Members of the decertified NFL Players Association's executive committee sent a letter to Roger Goodell on Saturday, in response to the Commissioner's Thursday letter to all players that detailed the league's side of its final offer to the players.
League, union continue mediation with 9-hour-plus session
The NFL and the NFL Players Association held their longest mediation session Tuesday, going 9½ hours.
Labor talks continue; union was near decertifying Thursday
The NFL and the NFL Players Association met for approximately four hours Monday in front of federal mediator George H. Cohen before calling it a day.
NFL seeks direction entering crucial day of labor mediation
That was the word from league owners after they completed a three-hour meeting Wednesday in suburban D.C.
Pash: League could extend deadline if gap in labor talks closes
Owners and players meet again, and a league lawyer says the deadline for the CBA set to expire could be extended.
Union postpones agent meeting as mediated talks continue
The NFL and NFL Players Association met for a fifth consecutive day on Tuesday at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in front of mediator George S. Cohen.
NFL, NFLPA reps meet for fourth day of mediated discussions
The NFL and the NFL Players Association are gathering before federal mediator George S. Cohen for a fourth straight day Monday, in an effort to forward labor negotiations in advance of the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement on March 3.
League, union reps hold longest meeting of mediation process
The NFL and the NFL Players Association met before federal mediator George S. Cohen for the third straight day on Sunday, in an effort to close the sizable gap in their labor negotiations in advance of the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement on March 3.