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Lawyers hope to have completed draft of deal to present to players Wednesday

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Despite rampant media reports regarding potential flies in the proverbial ointment, progress continues toward a new labor deal.

Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal has reported via Twitter that progress is being made today on the remaining issues.  Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that the lawyers plan to work into the evening on ironing out the new deal, with the goal of presenting a completed draft to the members of the NFLPA* Executive Committee and the board of player representatives in Washington on Wednesday.

Citing multiple unnamed sources, Breer reports that the goal is a realistic one.

And so this really could be done by the end of the week, despite the apparent ongoing game of who’s got the biggest, um, champagne bottle.

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22 Responses to “Lawyers hope to have completed draft of deal to present to players Wednesday”
  1. evpimp says: Jul 19, 2011 6:09 PM

    Next Headline

    Lawyers call it an early night!

    Shotgun of Cold Water!

  2. pftard says: Jul 19, 2011 6:09 PM

    I saw this on Twitter…., this ‘report’ is so 5 minutes ago…,

  3. acerockefellar says: Jul 19, 2011 6:09 PM

    uhm.. the CBA actually needs to be finished first… And those greedy players (mankins, jackson) better not cba-block me.

  4. bronco1st says: Jul 19, 2011 6:10 PM

    Thanks for the champagne news, please hold the bucket of ice water it usually comes in.

  5. thephantomstranger says: Jul 19, 2011 6:10 PM

    Next week will be interesting.

  6. cincinnasti says: Jul 19, 2011 6:11 PM

    Wouldn’t this be the “deal in principal” you’ve been dying to report?

  7. imjinbrdgr says: Jul 19, 2011 6:12 PM

    Let the games begin.

  8. glac1 says: Jul 19, 2011 6:18 PM

    Packers report to work Saturday.

  9. barronhastoholdorakpo says: Jul 19, 2011 6:20 PM

    Pop the cork……..let the games begin

  10. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 19, 2011 6:20 PM

    Great news. Now I just need to know how fast I can expect the Falcons to sign Nnamdi….

  11. 0mattfrye0 says: Jul 19, 2011 6:21 PM

    I’m so sick of looking at these posts. But I have to look I’m so addicted. What is wrong wth me ?

  12. backuppunter says: Jul 19, 2011 6:22 PM

    Pop!

  13. kingjoe1 says: Jul 19, 2011 6:30 PM

    Great, free agents, shrot camp, preseason while I am on vacation, labor day and then FOOTBALL!

  14. kmynatt says: Jul 19, 2011 6:35 PM

    Sorry touchdownroddywhite, the Falcons don’t have near enough cap space to think about chasing Namdi. They don’t even have the room to sign their own free agents, much less someone that’s going to command $15 million minimum.

  15. glac1 says: Jul 19, 2011 6:35 PM

    Crush Manning, Brady and Brees…………………

  16. rambo08 says: Jul 19, 2011 6:37 PM

    This is like a drug addiction for me. I absolutely have to check this site several times a day.

  17. ilovefoolsball says: Jul 19, 2011 6:42 PM

    how many bottles of champagne have been spoiled due to their premature icing, only to have the bucket of ice thrown on everyone, letting the champagne become warm and bitter.

  18. shian11 says: Jul 19, 2011 6:45 PM

    Hey touchdownroddywhite, u will see namdi as he will be covering your recievers along with Taleb. The bucs are 59 MILLION UNDER THE CAP and will have to spend 50 million of that. Monday-Friday is gunna be fun. Especially in Tampa!!!

  19. makimaguro says: Jul 19, 2011 6:53 PM

    I’d work into the evening ironing things out too if I was getting paid $200+/hour!

  20. goldeelox says: Jul 19, 2011 7:15 PM

    Good! Great! Grand! Wonderful!

  21. djax10isthebomb says: Jul 19, 2011 7:28 PM

    Boyoyoyoyooing!

  22. melonnhead says: Jul 19, 2011 9:30 PM

    Just tell them that they need to approve it so they can see what’s in it.

    Regards,
    Nancy Pelosi

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