Still conflicting reports about timeline for upcoming week

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Here’s the latest on how we think Monday’s events will go, in light of all the reports the players will vote to recommend ratification of the CBA.

Peter King of reports NFLPA* reps will have a conference call at 11 a.m. ET to approve the deal.  That would come after the Executive Committee has met.  Albert Breer of says it will happen “by noon.”

There remains debate about when free agency could possibly start.  Drew Brees said in an e-mail to his teammates Sunday night that full free agency could start Tuesday.  Mark Maske of the Washington Post and Breer both say 6 p.m. ET on Friday is more likely.   Jay Glazer believed it would be Friday or Saturday.

Then again, Brees also said “don’t believe anything you read or hear in the media,” who has “no clue” and “only prints what sells.”  (Don’t give away our strategy!)

The good news is that all labor-related speculation could officially be over by this afternoon and we’ll find out the truth then.

UPDATE: Judy Battista of the New York Times hears the same Friday timeline.  ESPN’s Adam Schefter hears that Brees’ timeline, with unrestricted free agency starting Tuesday, will be voted on.  We give up.

One thing everyone agrees on: 10 teams will report Wednesday, 10 teams Thursday, 10 on Friday, and two teams on Saturday.  The timing depends on each team’s first preseason game.

20 responses to “Still conflicting reports about timeline for upcoming week

  1. Nothing is over until we say it’s over. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no.


    Forget it. He’s rolling.

  2. Adam Schefter just reported that teams can sign own FAs and discuss trades today and sign unrestricted FAs tomorrow.

  3. can’t we have one article at the end of the day that goes through and describes the most likely scenerio. I hate reading positive article followed by negative article all day long.

  4. I’m sure all the teams know by now exactly who they want to pursue in FA so I’m not sure why they’d delay it 4 or 5 days.

    Git ‘er done!

  5. Don’t be nieve….You actually think agents, those high moral standard guys, who LIVE off of commission haven’t talked to teams about their clients?..In a Billion dollar industry?……Seriously?..Free agency started along time ago, and now that it’s legal, all the players have to do is sign on the dotted line…….

  6. I dont care when it starts, as long as they approve and they start eventually, I’m stoked.

  7. jimr10 says:
    Jul 25, 2011 8:46 AM
    An unforseen obstacle like Kessler? It ain’t over til the fat lady sings.

    Poor chicken little. The sky didn’t fall and now he’s afraid no one will listen to him anymore.

    Why don’t you, “lovesportsandsurfing”, and every other doomsday poster who love to traffic in misery head on over pro basketball talk where there is plenty of misery to be had.

    Let the rest of us revel in the free agent insanity which is about to ensue.

  8. Gregg, did you use Brees because of his recent emails and Snoop Dogg because he smokes the same good stuff as all the owners and players?! Oooh – WE!!!

  9. Truth About what all this LockOut has meant to Football.

    Owners > NFLPA (DeSmith and Kessler)

    31 Teams (Owners minus Al Davis) > Current Players (To be further known as Soft Sissies)

    NFL > All Other Sports Combined

    Lets Get Ready for Some Football!!!!

  10. Hey Rosenthal, After you write some of this crap, take a deep breath, get a cup of coffee and think about it before you post it. The biggest contributor to to the confusion in this entire matter is the media. The media has spent the last 7 months writing what a collective band of idiots spewed on their twitter accounts. Your brand of gas and water journalism is an abomination.

  11. Dear Lord baby Jesus, lyin’ there in your ghost manger, just lookin’ at your Baby Einstein developmental videos, learnin’ ’bout shapes and colors. I would like to ask you to bring the lockout to an end.

  12. Talking about rewriting history, or have I missed the point, Perhaps it wasn’t the Japan Navy that bomb Pearl Harbor. Bill

  13. bsizemore68 says:
    Jul 25, 2011 9:52 AM
    Talking about rewriting history, or have I missed the point, Perhaps it wasn’t the Japan Navy that bomb Pearl Harbor. Bill

    Yeah, you missed the point.

    That quote was from the most important scene in of the greatest comedy movies of all time.

    It’s hilarious how ever time someone posts this quote, someone posts that the Germans didn’t bomb Pearl Harbor.


    I am imagining the size and depth of the cave one must live in to have never heard of Animal House.

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