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Jimmy Graham. (Getty Images)

Saints, Graham Agree On 4-Year Deal

The deal is reportedly for four years and $40 million, with $21 million guaranteed.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2014

Roger Goodell

NFL Expects To Have Independent Neurologists At Games In 2013

NFL general counsel Jeff Pash says he expects independent neurological consultants to be on sidelines during games next season to help diagnose and treat concussions.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2013

NFL Labor Agreement Signed

NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement Becomes Official

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players’ Association executive director DeMaurice Smith shook hands and hugged Friday as they signed a new collective bargaining agreement.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

Roger Goodell

Goodell Asked To Speak At NFL Players’ Symposium

In the midst of ongoing labor issues and a lockout, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was set to speak at the Players’ Association’s rookie symposium.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2011

NFL Plane

Analyst: NFL, Players May Want To Resolve Dispute Without Court

An analyst says a recent meeting between NFL players and owners in the western suburbs might be evidence that the two sides could be seeking to solve their dispute on their own.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2011

DeMaurice Smith, Jim Quinn

Head Of NFL Players Association To Miss Negotiation Session

NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith is expected to miss a court-ordered labor negotiation session today.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

AJ Green

NFL Lockout Poses Challenges To Rookies

With a lockout looming, NFL rookies could lose out on a lot.


Chicago Bears

NFLPA Prepares Strike Fund For Potential Lockout

With just days left to come up with a new collective bargaining agreement, the NFL is taking every step to prepare for a lockout. Included in these preparations is a fund to pay players if there is a lockout.


Roger Goodell

Answer To NFL Agreement To Let Union See Financial Books?

The biggest issue threatening the next football season is the division of revenue. Neither side will budge, hoping to take a bigger piece of the pie. If there are financial pressures like the owners claim, showing some proof might help ease the players union’s stiff stance.


Roger Goodell

NFL And Union Bring Dispute Over TV Money To Court

The NFL is facing a possible lockout at the end of next week and only little progress has been made. Thursday, the NFL and players union took a dispute over money made from broadcasting rights before a federal judge.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Second Day Of NFL Mediation A Good Sign?

With just two weeks left on the current NFL labor deal, progress needs to be made fast. The owners and players union could be making that progress now with a federal mediator in the mix.


Julius Peppers

Franchise Tags Next Issue For NFL, Union

Every day it seems as though there is something new the NFL and union disagree on. This time, it’s franchise tags neither can agree on.


Chicago Bears

Bears Give Union OK To Decertify

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have voted to allow the NFL Players Association to decertify if there’s a lockout next year. Union spokesman Carl Francis says Wednesday’s vote was unanimous. Each of the […]