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Freeman: NFLPA to hold call with players today

Posted on: June 23, 2011 11:11 am
Edited on: June 23, 2011 1:57 pm
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Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Earlier this week, the owners met in Chicago so they could hear an update on the labor negotiations and so they could discuss where they were going in the near future.

Now, it looks like the players will get their turn.

CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman is reporting that the NFLPA will hold a conference today at noon to discuss with the players the latest on the negotiations.

As Freeman writes, “This is an important step, not so different from the owners being updated this week. If players react positively to agreement constructed so far, then it will be easier to further negotiate with owners.”

On Wednesday, Freeman talked to five players who said they liked what they heard so far about the new CBA.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Freeman: NFLPA to hold call with players today

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Since: Jun 9, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2011 11:22 pm
 

Freeman: NFLPA to hold call with players today

So do the Flyers...LA says thanks for your captain. Hope your team sucks for another 30 years!!!



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2011 1:41 pm
 

Freeman: NFLPA to hold call with players today

One of the sticking points that has been lost in the shuffle is the owners opening up their books. It will be interesting to learn howthat was addressed
My guess is that if the owners and players are really as close to a deal as they seem to be that this issue of "opening the books" has been put to rest.  Sounds like they are too close on the revenue split and cap numbers to be still overly concerned about whether the players have enough financial information from the owners --just a guess, but I think a logical one.




Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: June 23, 2011 1:37 pm
 

Freeman: NFLPA to hold call with players today

"The real news will be any insight into the player's reaction to the latest negotiations. It will be nice if Freeman can get that scoop."

Kind of like the five players he asked?  yeah great scoop!




Since: Jun 23, 2011
Posted on: June 23, 2011 1:36 pm
 

Freeman: NFLPA to hold call with players today

Merrien...
You are a complete joke.  In your message you claim this story provides "nothing", and then you can go on to retread old information that people already know about and try to act like you are bringing us incredible sports insight....when in fact all you have done is brought exactly what you complained about...EXACTLY NOTHING.

Quit complaining about updates, and quit typing old news.  Your rating should drop to zero for being such a whining "know it all" Nancy.



Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: June 23, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Freeman: NFLPA to hold call with players today

The real news will be any insight into the player's reaction to the latest negotiations. It will be nice if Freeman can get that scoop.

I would think that the players would like the increase of the minimum percentage of the salary cap that team's must pay out. It was somewhere around 85% and now would exceed 90%. The other control that might spread the wealth among players is a rookie salary cap. I do hope the 18 game season has a stake in its heart - that is not good for the league. One of the sticking points that has been lost in the shuffle is the owners opening up their books. It will be interesting to learn howthat was addressed.

The most important point is that a deal in the next few weeks could keep the 2011 season intact. I am all for that.



Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: June 23, 2011 12:22 pm
 

Freeman: NFLPA to hold call with players today

The players are having a conference call. Thanks for the ground breaking earth shattering news.
While I bag on Freeman frequently, you're wrong on this one. 

Freeman is only stating what's happening today.  He didn't bold the announcement in Comic Sans font.  He's just saying that the players will probably be talking about a proposed deal to clarify the direction of that said deal.  It could be a good sign a deal is close.  It's his job to report on this stuff, so shut up if you don't like it.

And hell, YOU clicked the link and read it.  If you don't like NFL Lockout updates, don't read them. 


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