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Morning links: Deal within reach … We hope

Post by Eric Williams on July 21, 2011 at 7:17 am with 9 Comments »
July 21, 2011 7:17 am

Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post writes that the labor pains are ending and the baby is coming soon – with reports nationally of an expected vote on a new CBA by owners and players today.

Brandt provides a detailed road map showing how everything needs to be tied together in a nice little bow.

However, Seattle Seahawks player rep Chester Pitts throws some cold water on the process. Pitts, who attending the NFLPA meeting in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, told Tony Bruno of Fox Sports Radio that it could take up to two full weeks for the situation to get resolved.

So who should we believe? Hopefully, cooler heads prevail and with the possibility of preseason games being missed, the league gets a deal done today.

NFL agent Jack Bechta of the National Football Post details what to expect from teams during the frenzied free agency period expected next week.

These ownership meetings in Atlanta must have some significance. Seahawks owner Paul Allen has taken time out of his busy schedule to attend them today.

Could the Chicago Bears be a landing spot for Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill? Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune believes that is a possibility.

Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean says his money is still on Matt Hasselbeck winding up as the Titans quarterback during free agency, with Donovan McNabb the team’s fall-back option.

Bucky Brooks of the NFL Network joins the chorus of national writers believing Hasselbeck is moving on, saying his best fit is in Tennessee.

ESPN’s Mike Sando takes a closer look at the four teams in the running for Philadelphia quarterback Kevin Kolb – Arizona, Tennessee, Miami and Seattle.

Clare Farnsworth of takes a look back at the 2009 season – Jim Mora’s first and only season as Seattle’s head coach.

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  1. chrisj122 says:

    Please, please, please, please! I love coming here to read everyones posts but we really could use some actuall Football news, good news. Debating over stadium logos maybe a new low. Lol….

  2. fuqutribune says:

    Take your time, NFL, kill a few preseason games.

  3. Dukeshire says:

    I’m actually still trying to pretend the ’09 season never happened; injuries, lack-luster effort, Mora / Knapp, lime green jerseys, players being called out in pressers, spanked badly by the Cards at home, etc… The bright spot with that season is that it instigated a very thorough housecleaning, thankfully.

  4. So Tennessee is still the flavor of the week for Hass. I got to believe he’s going to return to Seattle. It’s a comfortable fit for him, plus, unless he rolls to Minn., Seattle is his best chance to repeat and get back into the playoffs, going off the “he wants to win now” aspect. Plus, how much more are other teams willing to pay for him then Seattle, I’m sure he has a pretty good nest egg already and his family is pretty well rooted in Seattle, would it be worth it to roll out for a little bit more. I feel and hope Hass will return for two more years. Also, what is up with Leroy. That was my boy when he first came here, that would be awesome if could come back and return to form, but yeah, I know, he’s not coming back here. Man, I’m getting a little curious to see what Petey and Schneider are going to do about our D line, I thought getting some vet OLers in was the top priority, but now with Cole, I think the DL just became the front runners.

  5. I really don’t ever want to see those nasty ass jersey’s again, just as bad as that ridiculous Link logo. St8 ugly.

  6. I was just watching ESPN and they had some breaking news and watched DeMaurice Smith talk about nothing. He is a joke, no wonder the players still trying to vote on the new CBA and if they want to be a union. If the players f… this up I won’t feel one bit sorry for them.

  7. UDFAs:
    Since Cole could be on the PUP, JS/PC might go after NDs DT Ian Williams (knee), solid, but not flashy, 4-3 NT/1-tech.
    Also, Richmond’s DT Martin Parker played well at East-West Shrine Game. Like Richard Sherman, with time and coaching Parker might become a good 3rd down 3-tech to provide pass rush.

  8. freedom_X says:

    I listened to Chester Pitts being re-interviewed by KJR @2PM. Pitts is saying that the delay is going to be due to red tape that is inherent no matter what. He says that even if everyone agrees today, it will take at least 7 days to do various activities (close down the lawsuits, take the vote, re-certify the union, then sign all the usual union related agreements concerning benefits, insurance, etc.)

    He actually thinks that the agreeement is very close if not there, but that there’s going to be inescapable overheard. More realistically, there will still be a few more days reaching total agreement on some issues – thus, the 2 week timeline he gave.

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