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SB Nation Interviews NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Last week, several of SB Nation's football writers had the chance to chat with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Here's the transcript of that chat.

Injunction Hearing On April 6th

Which likely means absolutely no meaningful negotiations until then. Huzzah.

NFL's Statement On NFLPA Decertification

Click to read the NFL's statement on the NFLPA's decision to decertify.

Michael Silver: Owners' Refusal To Open The Books While Refusing To Budge In Other Areas Could Be Disastrous

The NFLPA wants ten years' worth of financial info, and the owners don't want to give it to 'em. Impasse?

Sources: Agreement Reached On Rookie Wage Scale

"According to two sources familiar with the negotiations, the league and the union have reached a basic compromise on a rookie wage scale that will replace the current rookie salary cap. The owners backed off the idea of requiring first-round picks to sign five-year deals, instead limiting the contracts to four years before a player could become a free agent. The agreement is also expected to include a stipulation limiting the amount of guaranteed money and signing bonus offered to draft picks."

PUT YOUR NAME ON IT: When Will The NFL And NFLPA Agree To A New Collective Bargaining Agreement?

When do you think the NFL and NFLPA will agree to a new CBA? Vote in the poll at BRB and see what other fans are saying.

NFL And NFLPA Agree To One Week Extension Of CBA Expiration Deadline

ESPN reports that the 24-hour extension in CBA talks has now morphed into a one-week extension. What to make of it?

NFL And NFLPA Agree To 24-Hour Extension Of CBA Expiration Deadline

ESPN reports that the NFL and NFLPA agree to a 24 hour extension of the CBA expiration deadline.

ESPN: NFLPA Will Decertify By March 3rd

"The primary reason for decertification would be to file for an injunction that, if granted, would prevent the owners from locking out the players. NFLPA officials and players believe that this could be the only hope to have a full NFL season next year. Furthermore, decertifying as a union prior to the expiration of the CBA would allow NFL players to seek injunctive relief and commence anti-trust action against owners in front of U.S. District Court Judge David Doty, who has had jurisdiction over the current labor agreement since 1993. Owners have attempted unsuccessfully to have Doty removed from jurisdiction and strategically want the CBA to expire to effectively eliminate his authority, a source said."

DeMaurice Smith On ESPN New York

Listen to NFLPA head honco DeMaurice Smith talk about the status of the ongoing labor negotiations that, if not resolved, could result in a lockout.

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