It has been hard for the NFL and NFLPA* to agree on much of anything this offseason, so it’s nice to pass along the second joint statement from the two groups in as many weeks.
Even if it doesn’t tell us much.
“NFL owners and players have engaged in further confidential discussions before Chief Magistrate Judge Boylan this week. Those discussions will continue,” the statement reads, as provided by NFL spokesman Greg Aiello.
So the not-so-secret talks are even less secret now. Aiello writes that the NFL attendees this week include Commissioner Roger Goodell, Jerry Richardson, Clark Hunt, Robert Kraft, John Mara, and Dean Spanos. The five owners are all members of the league’s labor committee.
Representing the players: DeMaurice Smith, Kevin Mawae, Jeff Saturday, Mike Vrabel, Tony Richardson and Dominque Foxworth.
Once again, no lawyers are present. (Unless you count Smith.) NFL.com’s Albert Breer reports that talks are taking place in Long Island, not in New York City as first reported.