Wednesday, October 7, 2015

NFL lockout back on

That screeching sound you just heard was NFL business once again coming to a halt.

NFL lockout back on


That screeching sound you just heard was NFL business once again coming to a halt.

A federal court has handed owners the decision they wanted, putting the lockout back in place and stopping the limited team activities that resumed Friday morning. That means no trades or free agency, and Kevin Kolb still isn't going anywhere. The lockout is back on at least until next week, when the three judge panel overseeing the NFL's appeal will decide on the league's request for a permanent stay -- one that could last into June.

The Eighth Circuit court of appeals granted a temporary stay of the injunction that had been issued by Judge Susan Richard Nelson. Nelson's decision would have lifted the lockout, but the stay leaves it in place. The lockout could be on for weeks to come. The owners are seeking a longer stay that would last the length of their appeal of Nelson's decision -- probably leaving teh lockout in place four to six more weeks, at least, as the two sides await another court ruling.

Bottom line: no trades or free agency until sometime next week at the earliest, and perhaps not for longer than that.

More coverage
VOTE: Can the Eagles make the playoffs?
Download FREE Philly Sports Now app for iPhone!
FORUMS: Will the Eagles make the playoffs?
Latest NFL odds
SHOP: Eagles Training Camp sportswear
Which former NFL quarterback is the biggest deal?
Terry Bradshaw, Fox analyst
  395 (29.6%)
John Elway, Broncos vice president
  281 (21.0%)
Jim Harbaugh, 49ers coach
  78 (5.8%)
Ron Jaworski, ESPN analyst
  441 (33.0%)
Heath Shuler, North Carolina congressman
  141 (10.6%)
Total votes = 1336
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Birds' Eye View is the Inquirer's blog covering all things Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL.

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
Zach Berman Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter