DeMaurice Smith

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NFL Union Files Suit Against League over 2010 Cap

The league says the union has no grounds for the action and is prohibited from filing it by the collective bargaining agreement.


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NFLPA Director On Rams In London

DeMaurice Smith says overseas games raise concern over player health and safety.


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Pryor, Mace & Others Eligible For Draft

Keenan Mace, a 6-4, 313 lb. former defensive end out of Lindenwood, attended Beaumont High School.


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Lockout Ends After 136 Days

A 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.


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Owners Approve Deal To End Lockout; Players Balk

DeMaurice Smith wrote in an email to the 32 team representatives: “There is no agreement between the NFL and the players at this time.”


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Club Execs To Be Briefed Thursday If NFL Deal OK’d

Owners are set to hold a special meeting in Atlanta on Thursday, when they could ratify a new agreement – if there is one.


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Sources: NFL Players, Owners Making Progress

Other key issues remained for owners and players to resolve, including free agency and new offseason workout rules.


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Big Contingents of Players, Owners for NFL Talks

Even once an agreement in principle on the core economic issues is drawn up, there will be more work to be done.


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Lawyers In NFL Labor Dispute Meet

Should negotiations last beyond July 19, or the owners’ meeting two days later, that could lead to even deeper cuts in the preseason.



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