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Reports: CBA deadline extended to Friday

Post by Eric Williams on March 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm with 19 Comments »
March 3, 2011 2:55 pm

I thought I would provide an update on the NFL labor situation with all the information out there the past few hours.

Several media outlets are reporting that because of the positive movement in negotiations between the players and the owners, the league and the NFLPA have struck a deal on extending the moment at which the current CBA expires.

So this basically means it will be Groundhog Day tomorrow, with the CBA expiring at 9 p.m. Pacific time on Friday.

However, the extra day does provide time for the two sides to either work toward a new agreement, or hammer out details of a longer extension. Either way, it’s a positive sign that things could come to a resolution sooner rather than later.

The players still maintain the ability to file for decertification on Friday.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    E, I was just about to post this. Very good news, IMO. If they weren’t at least within shouting distance of an agreement, they wouldn’t bother with an extension. Good.

    In addition, if that is the case, perhaps this moves contract negotiations between Hass and the team along, as well.

  2. Fingers crossed.

  3. MattandCindy says:

    Deal by tomorrow.

  4. Dukeshire says:

    I do sincerely hope they are able to reach an agreement without expanding to an 18 game schedule. I’m highly doubtful, however.

  5. Seahawks2620 says:

    This comment does not pertain to the CBA, but it does pertain to a player that i believe almost everyone on this blog has shown interest in, Robert Gallery. It was reported earlier today that Gallery was looking for $8M/year, according to Al Davis, and if that is the case I will pass. His worth is no where near that much.

    Thoughts?

  6. Seahawks2620 says:

    I apologize, John Herrera reported it, the Raiders senior executive.

  7. Dukeshire says:

    For what it’s worth, Vonnie Holliday (Redskin player rep) in on ESPN saying that in his opinion, the only thing that can be resolved within this 24 hour period is to framework a longer extension. That’s fine…

    He also said that an 18 game schedule isn’t on the table from the players’ (union) perspective. He also said that both sides have agreed on a rookie wage scale.

    If he is to be believed, tangible progress has been made. Good news.

  8. Dukeshire says:

    Seahawks2620 – I’d pass at that price as well. But perhaps that’s what he requires to continue playing for the Raiders, and another team can negotiate a better deal. Reports like that are so difficult to really trust. So many variables we can only guess at.

  9. I’d have no interest in Gallery at $8 million per year (Hutch is still averaging $7 million). I think superstars, not marginal or above average players, should be paid superstar money.

  10. How good is gallery? What would you pay for his services?

  11. Much of that depends on his physical. He’s missed some time the last few years with injuries and the last thing we need is injury prone players.

  12. Seahawks2620 says:

    I would give him two or three years at $3-4M/year. That might be stretching it though, seeing as how he is a pretty big injury concern.

  13. Dukeshire says:

    I don’t know about the bonus or otherwise guaranteed money, but I can’t imagine more than 2.5 per (depending on years, which at 30, I’m not sure he has that many left).

  14. J. Peterson released by Detroit.
    Youth movement or has he lost it?
    Would we want him back?

  15. chuck_easton says:

    He’s lost it.

  16. Seahawks2620 says:

    He has lost a lot of it. I have to wonder if their is enough left in the tank to help this team with a bit of pass rush, line backing, and special teams. It would be worth looking into, in my opinion, but who knows? The guy is still built like a truck, but has lost a couple of steps. I don’t think he could hold too hard of feelings against the organization, seeing as how since he departed from the team, the organization was gutted. Completely new staff.

  17. MattandCindy says:

    And Mike Sims-Walker just tweeted that his time in Jacksonville is over. He wouldn’t be too bad of a fall back in case we don’t get Sidney Rice.

  18. guywhothinksheknowsitall says:

    1 day extension means nothing. 2 years ago the Boeing machinists agreed to a 2 day extension, then still went on strike and didn’t even get to vote on a new deal for almost 2 months.

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