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Old 07-21-2011, 07:27 PM   #1
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Twitter burns as Owners ratify

Twitter is all a flutter with comments about the ratification by the owners.

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Teams will be allowed re-signing own free agents and signing rookies to conditional contracts beginning Sunday or Monday.
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Pash: we would expect as part of this agreement litigation will be dismissed
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In email to player reps, NFL demanding that NFLPA re-form as a union and provide evidence by Tuesday, July 26.
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2011 League Year -- free agency, trades, etc. -- to hopefully begin midday Wednesday, July 27.
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Goodell says per the approval of the NFLPA and recertification, facilities would open Saturday and new league year would start next Wed.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:29 PM   #2
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HOF game is cancelled
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:41 PM   #3
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NFLPA Player reps have conference call at 8 pm tonight.

New CBA:
*10 year deal, through 2020 season
*Players receive 48% of revenue in first years of deal
*$120 million salary cap; team minimum is 89% ($106.8M) as long as league spends 99% ($3.8B)
*Veterans earn free agency after 4th season
*4-year rookie contracts, with team option for 5th year
*Lower rookie salaries, with cap on team spending for rookies
*Later training camps, no more full-contact two-a-day practices
*OTAs reduced from 14 to 9
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:44 PM   #4
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Owners voted 31-0 in favor of the new CBA with the Oakland Raiders abstaining.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:49 PM   #5
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Tentative NFL Schedule:

Saturday: Waivers begin for 2011 League Year

Sunday: Clubs may begin to sign undrafted rookie free agents

Wednesday: Free agency signing period begins

August 9: Deadline for players under contract to report to their clubs

August 11-15: First preseason weekend
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:52 PM   #6
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I'll wait until the players ratify to celebrate

De Smith thinks this is a fair deal, not sure the players are totally convinced. Not yet, at least
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:54 PM   #7
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Say it ain't so Smoot. Players will catch a shit storm if they hold up this deal any longer I believe. They have to want to get back badly.
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HOF game is cancelled
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I'll wait until the players ratify to celebrate

De Smith thinks this is a fair deal, not sure the players are totally convinced. Not yet, at least
damn you!!

what do you think are the sticking points?
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Is this confirmed?
yes goodell just said it at a presser
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Say it ain't so Smoot. Players will catch a shit storm if they hold up this deal any longer I believe. They have to want to get back badly.
I agree. Enough is enough. The players need to sign the damn thing and put this crap to bed.
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Pressure is on Smith now to convince the players.
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yes goodell just said it at a presser
wow. what a shame.
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If all that's lost out of this is the HOF game, it's a win for all.
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I know several people who will be VERY happy (like my wife) to hear this.
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