Yes, There Is A NFL Labor Deal

Peace at last. The NFL owners and players have a new 10-year labor agreement.

Now, the news changes with this labor situation on a minute-by-minute basis. But at 1 p.m. CDT here’s what’s happened and reported:

  • The NFL players executive committee and player reps have unanimously approved the contract. So have the plaintiffs in the Brady v. NFL anti-trust suit. Player union leader DeMaurice Smith told the media about five minutes after 1 o’clock about the vote.
  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell along with team owners Jerry Richardson, John Mara and Robert Kraft met with players and signed off on the deal. They briefly spoke to the mediaa outside union headquarters at 1:20 p.m. CDT.
  • The agreement was finalized around 2 a.m. CDT on Monday morning.
  • There is no opt-out in the final deal – it’s a 10-year agreement.
  • The NFL will distribute to teams at 5 p.m. CDT on Monday an official list of 2011 free agents.
  • Team facilities will open on Tuesday.
  • Also on Tuesday, draft picks and undrafted college players can be signed.
  • Also, also on Tuesday negotiating can begin with all veteran players without contracts. But they can’t be signed until Friday.
  • New York Jets owner Woody Johnson told his employees that the money from the salary cut they took at the start of the lockout would be immediately returned. Supposedly it will go by direct deposit by the end of business on Monday. What say you Clark Hunt?

2 Responses to “Yes, There Is A NFL Labor Deal”

  • July 25, 2011  - TimR says:

    I sure hope Hunt & Pioli do the right thing & pay that money to the employees & maybe a sm. bonus as a thank you for them understanding the situation.


  • July 25, 2011  - Jimbo says:

    This is a great day for football and most importantly for us fans. Yes, Yes, Yes.
    Go Chiefs.




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