NFL Rumors: Owners and NFLPA Resume Labor Negotiations in Washington DC

February 9, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Representatives for the NFL Players Association and NFL team owners met on Wednesday at an undisclosed location in Washington DC.  Talks about a new collective bargaining agreement began in the morning, and were set to end at 7 pm EST.  A second meeting is set for Thursday to try and get a deal in place.
Before Super Bowl XLV in Dallas, the owners and the NFLPA met together to set up two more meetings for this week, and to start discussions on the new collective bargaining agreement.  Roger Goodell stated to ESPN that the meetings were "beneficial."
Everybody involved in the negotiations knows that a deal has to be made by Mar. 4, but the NFL and the owners are trying to get a CBA in place as soon as they can, as they want the 2011-2012 season to move along as planned, as it always has.
DeMaurice Smith of the NFLPA said that it is probably best for both parties if the conversations are not publicized, therefore, fans are almost completely left in the ...

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