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Rookie wage scale agreement

Posted on: July 14, 2011 7:19 pm
 
Two officials briefed on the state of the NFL's negotiations confirmed to me the owners and players have agreed on the basic parameters of a rookie wage scale proposal.

This is a huge step. As the sources explained the rookie wage scale was one of the few obstacles remaining. There are still some minor details to work out but it's all but a done deal, I'm told.

There was the usual expression of caution but the feeling was that this cleared the way for a deal to come soon, maybe as early as Monday or Tuesday. It's unclear exactly what system the two sides have agreed to.

The sources familiar with the discussions added there are still some issues regarding the overall collective bargaining agreement to resolve including how to fund benefits for retired players.

"We're closing in on a deal," one source familiar with the talks said.

Now, we've heard this before--close, close, close--but this is a huge moment.

The talks, I'm told, are scheduled to go late into Thursday night and continue through the weekend if needed.

Category: NFL
Tags: Lockout
 
Comments

Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:44 pm
 

Rookie wage scale agreement

What's next?



Since: Jul 14, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:43 pm
 

Rookie wage scale agreement

I give him until the third quarter of week one.



Since: May 28, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:25 pm
 

Rookie wage scale agreement

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Since: Jul 14, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:25 pm
 

Rookie wage scale agreement

Good news.



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:24 pm
 

Rookie wage scale agreement

Obama cancelled our raises and awards. Therefore no incentive for working towards new goals in the federal government. We get paid to do our job. So we show up and do our work. Anything extra never gets done, and never will without incentive. That's the way the world works. No raises, no incentive, no rewards, well no need to put in an extra 10% effort is there....



Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:17 pm
 

Rookie wage scale agreement

I agree with 100%, I just got rid on mine last week. I called and the lady was like why do u want to get rid of, its a great price, I laughed and said 350$ is not cheap. I was going to go out to Greenbay to see my packers, NOPE. I wonder how many die hard people like me are going this route. Its so bad when these people are fight with billioneers, fight with each other.   




Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:17 pm
 

Rookie wage scale agreement

Well, you must have a pretty good job then but to say someone has a an effed up job because they haven't got a raise in three years, maybe your the idiot. Gongrats on your well paying job. Some of use common folk haven't had raises in 3-4 years. He is right, the price of tickets continue to rise and the NFL package's prices are a joke. These prices wouldn't continue to go up if they allowed all cable providers to carry it. Well, Directv's contract with the NFL will be up soon. We'll see what happens.



Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:11 pm
 

Rookie wage scale agreement

I just called a week ago, the person was like"why do you want to get rid of it" Its a great price. I laugh at her,$350 buck is not cheap.  I said 10 times,i want to cancel my Nfl package, They asked me, do you want it next year,NOOOOOOOOOOOO.lol i was going to Green bay to see my packers, nope. Sorry NFL, in times are tough, You guys making millions and billons are losing fans. And i am 1 of them



Since: May 6, 2010
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:09 pm
 

Rookie wage scale agreement

The dominoes are falling now that the Owners have stopped playing games and started feeling the pressure to make a deal. 



Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:06 pm
 

Rookie wage scale agreement

Freeman, things like 9/11, Hiroshima, presidential assassinations, economic strife and job loss - those are huge moments. This pales in comparison, whether or not the NFL is gone for a year is nothing. Personally, I wouldn't care if it was gone for a year, along with the rest of professional sports, we'd soon see how little we miss it.

The major pro sports have become nothing but a bunch of greedy owners and overpaid players all chasing after the almighty $$, to most of them the game is secondary and the fans are an afterthought. These guys rate right up there with government and lawyers, all of them concerned with making money and not much else.


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