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Fujita tells Browns to plan to report for work

Scott Fujita, Danny Woodhead AP

As Rosenthal pointed out while I was working off some of the Easter candy, different players from different teams will be handling the court order ending the lockout, well, differently.

In Cleveland, where NFLPA* Executive Committee member Scott Fujita plays linebacker, Fujita informed the players plan to show up for work, according to Will Burge of ESPN Cleveland.

Fujita told Burge that players will report for duty, unless and until Judge Susan Nelson stays her order lifting the lockout.  Receiver Josh Cribbs and tight end Benjamin Watson, among others, are expected to report for duty.

Fujita believes that teams failing to give players access to their facilities will be in violation of the court order.

UPDATE:  Fujita personally won’t be appearing at the facility on Tuesday.  He’s not in town.

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15 Responses to “Fujita tells Browns to plan to report for work”
  1. Matt Revel says: Apr 25, 2011 11:31 PM

    Does free agency begin tonight or not? That’s all I want to know…

  2. dylanmusicfane says: Apr 25, 2011 11:38 PM

    That’s what I’m talking about!! Back to work!

  3. chatham10 says: Apr 25, 2011 11:39 PM

    Fujita, show up for work and put the test to the NFL and then start looking for work because there is a good chance you will not make the final cut.

  4. gbfanforever says: Apr 25, 2011 11:43 PM

    Holy crap, Scott Fujita is still playing in the NFL?

  5. ttommytom says: Apr 25, 2011 11:45 PM

    “Fujita believes that teams failing to give players access to their facilities will be in violation of the court order.”

    YA THINK?

  6. jordan4440 says: Apr 25, 2011 11:51 PM

    I’m a proud Browns fan and am happy to hear some players will show up for work. Tried posting about Ryan Clark calling his Steeler teammates to report (and praised him for it) but it never showed.

    Anyway I’m glad some teams/players are trying to get together to do what they should be doing anyway……get in shape and practice. Nobody wants a player on their team to show up out of shape if/when the season starts and get hurt.

    While greed is the center point of the whole mess of the game we all love at least some players are showing that they just want to play.

  7. hobartbaker says: Apr 25, 2011 11:51 PM

    Good Pound Dawgs. They come to work until they recieve an order to “stay”.

  8. msclemons67 says: Apr 26, 2011 12:15 AM

    I would imagine that Fujita and other players on the bubble will show up for work tomorrow. The question is will the Mannings, Bradys and Brees show up?

    You know, the guys that are guaranteed millions of dollars as opposed to the guys that are hoping to make a roster for $400,000 a year.

  9. MikeHolmgren'sChins says: Apr 26, 2011 12:16 AM

    The owners and players need to get back to the bargaining table. The longer they wait and stall the greater the fan backlash will become. Both parties owe it to the fans to get this matter resolved so there is no delay or stoppage of the season.

  10. dixon29 says: Apr 26, 2011 12:26 AM

    This ruling makes the players look like heroes because they look they all they want to do is come to work. All the while all the fans want is an agreement that actually brings the entire NFL back to an actual working league.

  11. dbellina says: Apr 26, 2011 1:08 AM

    I always liked Piccolo better than Fujita.

  12. msclemons67 says: Apr 26, 2011 1:18 AM

    UPDATE: Fujita personally won’t be appearing at the facility on Tuesday. He’s not in town.
    ====================================

    That is just typical union right there.

  13. freddyfelder says: Apr 26, 2011 1:25 AM

    Rookie Wage Scale and after that I don’t care how you chop it up!

  14. dhcurtss says: Apr 26, 2011 4:44 AM

    How can Fujita be a NFLPA Executive Committee member, when then the NFLPA officially doesn’t exist???

  15. trickbunny says: Apr 26, 2011 7:06 PM

    gbfanforever says:
    Apr 25, 2011 11:43 PM

    Holy crap, Scott Fujita is still playing in the NFL?
    ———————————————

    I guess it will be easy to ignore or discount all your future comments. After all, most “serious” NFL fans who could contribute something to the discussion would probably have a pretty good handle on which long time starting players are or are not in the NFL.
    :)

    (yeah, yeah… I’m being sarcastic, too.)

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