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Official Announcement of Union Search Likely to Come Later This Week

Look for the NFL Players Association to make its official announcement later this week about launching its search for an executive director. We reported in a story in the print edition of the paper early last week that members of the union's ruling 10-member executive committee would speak via...


By Mark Maske | September 1, 2008; 10:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Union's Executive Committee Has Conference Call

Members of the union's ruling 10-member executive committee spoke via conference call Saturday night, a person familiar with the players' deliberations said today. No details of the call were immediately available. A source had said last week that the executive committee was expected to vote during the call to...


By Mark Maske | August 31, 2008; 02:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Still More on the Possibility of a Longer Season

The NFL Players Association likely would demand a salary increase for each player with an existing contract in return for giving its approval to any proposed lengthening of the sport's regular season, a person familiar with the union's position on the issue said today. The league and the franchise...


By Mark Maske | August 29, 2008; 04:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Longer Regular Season Likely Would Bring Expanded Rosters

The NFL's franchise owners can offer the union more than just additional money to existing players when it comes time to attempt to secure the necessary approval of the Players Association for expanding the regular season to 17 or 18 games per club. The owners also can offer more...


By Mark Maske | August 29, 2008; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Players' Conference Call Likely to Come This Weekend

A person familiar with the union's deliberations over its pending search for a new executive director said today he expects the players' ruling 10-member executive committee to speak via conference call this weekend. The executive committee likely will vote then to launch the search, the person said, but might...


By Mark Maske | August 27, 2008; 09:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Conference Call of Union's Executive Committee Still Pending

The planned conference call of members of the ruling 10-member executive committee of the NFL Players Association didn't take place Tuesday. But people familiar with the process said they still expect the call to happen soon. Richard Berthelsen, the union's interim executive director, said in a telephone interview Monday...


By Mark Maske | August 27, 2008; 09:19 AM ET | Comments (0)


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