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Archive: March, 2011

Mr. Banner Goes To Washington

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 12:59 PM
Eagles president Joe Banner is one of several NFL club executives and owners participating in the labor negotiations this week in Washington, D.C. According to league sources, Banner has been involved, along with several other league executives, in developing a rookie wage-scale proposal. But that... Read more

Domo chats Eagles, NFL labor talks

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 11:10 AM
Paul Domowitch will chat about Eagles topics as well as the latest on the NFL talks in a Hot Button chat beginning at noon Thursday. On a mobile phone? Click HERE to join the chat! Read more

Marty: Vick could be 'one of the greatest of all time'

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 9:18 AM
The Ed Block Courage Award banquet last night did not have the drama of a year ago when Michael Vick was the choice by his Eagles teammates. That does not mean that Vick was not a subject of conversation, especially with Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg being named the assistant coach... Read more

Celek Helps Kids During NFL Limbo Week

Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 2:33 PM
Brent Celek, like the rest of the NFL, is in lockout limbo this week, trying to follow the twists and turns of the extended collective bargaining talks down in Washington through his Twitter feed. In the meantime, Celek kept himself busy this morning by appearing at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children... Read more

Birds Change Cap Analyst

Monday, March 7, 2011, 10:08 AM
The Eagles this morning confirmed that salary cap analyst Adam Katz has left the team, replaced by Derron Harris. Most Eagles fans have never heard of Katz, but he played a role in negotiating contracts. Of course, this past season the NFL lacked a cap for him to analyze, but that should change under... Read more

NFL Talks Extended a Week -- Is Deal Coming?

Friday, March 4, 2011, 12:51 PM
UPDATING: The NFL Network has reported that the collective bargaining agreement has been extended a week for more bargaining talks. Teams cannot make moves during this time. The new deadline is set for 5 p.m. March 11. Mediation is expected to resume Monday, with the sides meeting among themselves... Read more

Eagles tender two more

Thursday, March 3, 2011, 3:16 PM
The Eagles have tendered two more restricted free agents in advance of the 3 p.m. deadline. Running back Jerome Harrison was tendered at a 2nd-round level and punter Sav Rocca was tendered under no compensation, but the tender gives the Eagles the right of first refusal, the team announced. Harrison... Read more

NFL, union agree to 24-hour extension

Thursday, March 3, 2011, 11:44 AM
UPDATED: The NFL and the players union have agreed to a 24-hour extension and will return to the federal mediation center tomorrow to keep talking. "The parties have agreed to a one-day extension," federal mediator George Cohen said in a statement. Reporters who had been waiting in the cold outside... Read more

Owners Meet; CBA Talks Resume as Lockout Looms

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 7:02 PM
CHANTILLY, Va. --- No overall lockout vote was taken during the three-hour NFL owners' meeting here today, but a league spokesman said the labor committee would be the authority that would order a lockout. And that can't happen before midnight Thursday. Most owners, even on the labor committee, which... Read more

Love Me Tender: Eagles Move on RFAs

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 3:37 PM
The Eagles have made a number of moves today involving players who would be restricted free agents under the current system, even as the clock ticks toward the end of the CBA. They have tendered linebacker Stew Bradley at second-round compensation, guard Max Jean-Gilles at fourth round (his draft... Read more
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