NFL Lockout

DeMaurice Smith

New Labor Deal Could Be Ratified Thursday

Two people familiar with talks to end the NFL lockout tell The Associated Press that if an agreement is ratified by Thursday, team executives will be updated on the deal’s terms that day.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

Roger Goodell and other NFL owners. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

NFL Talks Continue Monday In New York

Lawyers for the NFL Players Association and the league are meeting at a Manhattan law firm to try to work out an agreement to end the four-month lockout.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

DeMaurice Smith

Arkush: ‘Players Got Their Butts Handed To Them’

All signs point to the NFL lockout ending soon, which means it’s time to start analyzing whether the players or the owners won the negotiations.

670 The Score–07/16/2011

Chester Taylor

Mulligan: Hall Of Fame Game Likely Canceled

Despite optimism that the NFL lockout will soon end, the Bears-Rams Hall of Fame Game will likely be canceled according to Mike Mulligan.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

NFL Negotiations To Continue Through Weekend

NFL owners and players will work through the weekend in an effort to complete a new collective bargaining agreement that would end the lockout.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Olin Kreutz

Arkush: Failing To Sign Kreutz Would Be ‘Biggest Mistake They’ve Ever Made’

Optimistic reports about the NFL Lockout have started to come in with more frequency over the previous few days, leading most to believe that a deal will be reached soon. Once that deal is reached, the Bears will have another big negotiation.

670 The Score–07/15/2011

Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith

AP: NFL Deal Could Be Reached In Next 24 Hours

Significant progress on a major sticking point in the NFL labor impasse during marathon talks Thursday raised hopes that a tentative agreement in principle could perhaps come within 24 hours, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

DeMaurice Smith

Report: Owners, Players Agree On Rookie Wage Scale

NFL owners and players have reportedly come to an agreement on the basic parameters of a rookie wage scale proposal.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2011

Lance Briggs

Bernstein: NFL Players Cracking At Deadline?

When NFL players decertified their union months ago, it was a cosmetic, procedural move to pave the way for antitrust litigation in an attempt to gain leverage against owners bent on grabbing a bigger share of the profits.

670 The Score–07/14/2011

Tom Brady

Brady, Manning, Brees: It’s Time For NFL Deal

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees said Wednesday “it is time” to wrap up negotiations on a deal to end the league’s lockout.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

Gabe Carimi

Carimi Remains Confident About Grasping Bears’ Offense

Gabe Carimi remains confident about jumping into Mike Martz’s system whenever the lockout ends and being able to contribute right away.

670 The Score–07/13/2011

Johnny Knox

Florio: No Evidence To Suggest NFL Deal Isn’t Close

Over the course of the 120 days of the NFL Lockout, conflicting media reports have surfaced several times per week indicating that an end was either on the horizon, or that preseason games would be missed.

670 The Score–07/13/2011

Drew Brees

Players Say ‘It Is Time’ To Reach NFL Deal

Calling the players’ offer “fair for both sides,” quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees – plaintiffs in the antitrust suit against the NFL – said Wednesday “it is time” to wrap up negotiations on a deal to end the league’s lockout.


James Harrison

Steelers’ Harrison Calls Goodell A ‘Devil’

Heavily fined Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison calls NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a “crook” and a “devil,” among other insults, in a magazine article.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

Chicago Bears Training Camp

No Training Camp In Bourbonnais Hurts The ‘Real Common Folk’

With the NFL lockout looking much the way it has for several weeks, Bears training camp at Olivet Nazarene University could be in doubt.

670 The Score–07/12/2011

Chris Harris

Bears’ Harris Not As Optimistic About Lockout Ending Soon

Safety Chris Harris joined The Boers and Bernstein Show Tuesday and was skeptic about recent reports indicating the lockout is nearing an end.

670 The Score–07/12/2011

Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Lawyers Meeting Today; Owner And Player Reps To Meet Wednesday

Lawyers representing the NFL and the players’ association are meeting in New York once again to clarify the language in a potential collective bargaining agreement.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

Dez Clark

Dez Clark: ‘I Really Don’t Think I’ll Be Back’ With The Bears

While the representatives for the NFL owners and players continue to try and reach an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, there’s a group of players not only uncertain when they’ll play again, but also where they’ll play.

670 The Score–07/12/2011

Brian Urlacher

Gould: Loss Of Preseason Games ‘Might Happen’

As the NFL Lockout now drags into its 119th day, fans are really only concerned about when a deal will get done. If fans ever cared about revenue sharing and rookie wage scales, those days days are long gone.

670 The Score–07/12/2011

Chicago Bears Fans

Arkush: NFL And Players Still Have A Lot To Agree On

Due to the gag order placed on the negotiating teams for the NFL and the players, the only information coming out to the public has been through reporters.

670 The Score–07/11/2011