NFL-NFLPA issue joint statement; no deal yet

Jeff Saturday, Indianapolis Colts center, arrives Friday's labor talks in New York. Saturday, an Atlanta native, played at old Shamrock High. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Jeff Saturday, Indianapolis Colts center, arrives Friday's labor talks in New York. Saturday, an Atlanta native, played at old Shamrock High. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The NFL and the NFLPA issued a joint statement on Friday and declared that both sides will continue to work on an labor agreement Saturday and Sunday.

The parties have a meeting with chief magistrate Arthur J. Boylan, the court-appointed mediator, on Tuesday in Minneapolis.  The league will hold a special meeting at a hotel near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Thursday.

“The discussions this week have been constructive and progress has been made on a wide range of issues,” the release said. “Our legal and financial teams will continue to work through the weekend. We will continue to respect the confidentiality orders of Chief Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan and will therefore refrain from commenting on specific issues or aspects of the negotiations. We will provide additional information as developments in this process continue.”

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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16 comments Add your comment


July 15th, 2011
7:39 pm

Broken record


July 15th, 2011
7:46 pm

Hope they get it done, although it wouldn’t hurt my feelings if they cancelled the preseason and gave me my money back for those games.


July 15th, 2011
9:54 pm

The longer it takes, the shorter the free agency period, the better for the Saints!! GEAUX SAINTS!!!


July 15th, 2011
10:33 pm

GET IT DOWN….GEEEEEZZZZ!!!!!!!! Otherwise they will hear A LOT of booing at games, when ever they do start.

This Gets Old!

July 16th, 2011
12:44 am

Don’t bite on SeenThisB4 comment. This year we freeze him out.

Arc of Hades

July 16th, 2011
9:19 am

NFL-NFLPA joint message: we’re rich, and we’ll get even richer because you’ll pay any price and wait as long as we say to see pro football. Now excuse us as we eat a billion-dollar buffets and wipe our asses with one-hundred-dollar bills.

Worldwide Clyde

July 17th, 2011
5:12 pm

Bump the Falcons. Its all about the Hawks.


Jimmy Crack

July 18th, 2011
8:12 am

Lawyers. Greedy. Scumbags. This should have been done months ago. Scumbag. Lawyers. Greedy.

Fans Lockout

July 18th, 2011
9:13 am

I think the fans ought to lockout the game for lower ticket prices!

Bishop Eddie Longs Red Panties

July 18th, 2011
10:26 am

Direct Quote from “Larry, the Cable Guy”

“Even after the Super Bowl victory of the New Orleans Saints, I have
noticed a large number of people implying with bad jokes that Cajuns
aren’t smart. I would like to state for the record that I disagree
with that assessment. Anybody that would build a city 5 feet below sea
level in a hurricane zone and fill it with Democrats that can’t swim
is a damn genius

Seenthisb4 Baaahaaw haw haw haw!!!!!!!!!

You Ain't no Gaily-Whacker

July 18th, 2011
10:27 am

I thought the NFLPA was dissolved months ago.

Season Ticker Holder

July 18th, 2011
12:30 pm

I want my money back!

sticky fingers

July 18th, 2011
5:35 pm

It is so sad the Billionaires, Millionaires and a few Thousandaires can”t work out their differences.

Some things are more important than money

July 18th, 2011
5:38 pm

Just move the Falcons to Winnipeg, Manitoba and everyone will be happy.


July 18th, 2011
6:30 pm

Why would anyone want to punish Winnipeg with the falcan’ts?! That could start a bloody war.


July 18th, 2011
9:00 pm

if only the failcans would have drafted for their weakness. now the f/a time is so low , they should be able to put together a D at least as good as the one they fielded for the packers game