Fleur-De-Links: Sunday, July 24

Twitter AlbertBreer Will say this: Goodell and Smith deserve a lot of credit for steering their groups the last 9 days through a minefield. .. AlbertBreer  … Parameters of how NFL will work til 2021 — what will be a CBA — were done 7/15. Getting from there to here = tougher than anticipated. AlbertBreer NFLPA’s Richard Berthelsen, ..

Trading in the Housewives for Football

After this long football drought, could the end be near with the collective bargaining agreement? According to WWL (via ESPN), this is the schedule for the rest of the week: Monday—Vote by NFLPA’s Executive Committee and player reps on whether to recommend approval of the new CBA; Wednesday—players from some teams report to team facilities ..

NFL LOCKOUT UPDATE: Skeptical Saints Aren’t Buying It…Yet

Mike Triplett just had to go and harsh my buzz with this story posting last night on the nola.com/Times-Pic site. In it, he gets the reactions of some Saints players to the news of Saturday’s progress in the labor negotiations, and they weren’t nearly as excited as I was about it. Follow the jump for more… Side note: The ..

NFL LOCKOUT UPDATE BREAKING NEWS: Deal to End Lockout Reached

Adam Schefter of espn.com is reporting (in an update posted at 10:05 am EST) that sources from both sides are saying that a labor deal has finally been agreed to by the players and owners. The NFL Players Association and the league’s owners have reached agreement on the remaining points needed in their 10-year labor deal, sources ..