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Posted on: June 23, 2011 4:07 am
PROGRESS: I'm told it continues at a steady pace in the collective bargaining agreement negotiations between representatives of the players and owners. It was the kind of steady plodding that's been happening for weeks. A person familiar with the talks -- which happened in Boston on Wednesday-- explained both sides continue to negotiate and every day that happens we're a day closer to football. The talks are expected to continue on Thursday.

My belief: we remain on the track of a deal reached by the end of the month or early July. Mid-July at the latest. Nothing has happened in talks to derail that belief.

A big issue remains "true ups." Get used to that phrase. You're going to hear it a lot. True ups basically are about projected revenue. They continue to also debate rookie contracts. Both sides agree they need to be controlled.

The bottom line: the two sides keep talking and that's good news.

See you Friday.
Category: NFL

Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2011 10:30 am

The Daily Shoutout

every day they talk we are a day closer. But the talk for two and then sit for 5.  we (the fans) are losing ground...

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