DeMaurice Smith

NFL Union Files Suit Against League over 2010 CapThe league says the union has no grounds for the action and is prohibited from filing it by the collective bargaining agreement.
Brees, Fujita Meet with NFL on Bounties
NFLPA Director On Rams In LondonDeMaurice Smith says overseas games raise concern over player health and safety.
Pryor, Mace & Others Eligible For DraftKeenan Mace, a 6-4, 313 lb. former defensive end out of Lindenwood, attended Beaumont High School.
Lockout Ends After 136 DaysA tentative timeline would allow NFL clubs to start signing 2011 draft picks and rookie free agents on Tuesday. Conversations with veteran free agents also could start Tuesday.
Owners Approve Deal To End Lockout; Players BalkDeMaurice Smith wrote in an email to the 32 team representatives: "There is no agreement between the NFL and the players at this time."
Club Execs To Be Briefed Thursday If NFL Deal OK'dOwners are set to hold a special meeting in Atlanta on Thursday, when they could ratify a new agreement - if there is one.
Sources: NFL Players, Owners Making ProgressOther key issues remained for owners and players to resolve, including free agency and new offseason workout rules.
Big Contingents of Players, Owners for NFL TalksEven once an agreement in principle on the core economic issues is drawn up, there will be more work to be done.
Lawyers In NFL Labor Dispute MeetShould negotiations last beyond July 19, or the owners' meeting two days later, that could lead to even deeper cuts in the preseason.
Goodell, Smith Meeting In MinnesotaTime is becoming an increasingly important factor in reaching a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement.
Key NFL Owners' Meeting Begins TuesdayNFL owners will gather Tuesday, and perhaps into Wednesday, to discuss the status of negotiations with the players for a new collective bargaining agreement.
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