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Posts Tagged ‘CBA’

Steve Smith Not Worried About Contract:

Matt Mosley reports that New York Giants wide receiver Steve Smith took part in a conference call Monday regarding his upcoming Pro Bowl appearance in Miami. Smith made it clear through his agent last month that he hopes to have a contract extension heading into the 2010 season. Smith is signed through next season (his fourth), but […]

Mara Won’t Be Fined For Talking About CBA:

From PFT: The decision of Giants co-owner John Mara to speak publicly regarding the status of the league’s labor talks raised eyebrows, given the strict prohibition that has been placed on discussing the situation — as enforced by the $100,000 fine imposed in September 2009 on Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. But Giants V.P. of communications Pat Hanlon […]

A Handy Guide To Understanding The CBA

I’ll be honest: I know absolutely nothing about the upcoming CBA negotiations, and what the potential fallout means. Luckily, the NFL published a handy guide to understanding it. Enjoy: When does the CBA expire should there be no extension to the agreement?  In March of 2011.  Will there be a college draft in 2011?  Yes.  […]

Jerry Reese Talks Eli (Kind Of)

With Eli Manning agreeing on a contract extension earlier today, the media wanted to know what Jerry Reese thought.  (Note: He hasn’t actually put pen to paper yet, but that will come soon, with Vinny DiTrani saying it could be done today) Well, Jerry Reese was his coy self when talking about personnel matters. Here’s […]

Does Trade For Edwards Need Contract Extension?

According to Pro Football Talk, an extension is not needed for a Braylon Edwards trade, although there still might be one. They write: It has been presumed that anyone interested in trading for Browns receiver Braylon Edwardsfaces two hurdles — working out a deal with the Browns, and negotiating a long-term contract with Edwards. But there’s now […]

Mara Speaks About the Burress Situation

The following is Giants CEO John Mara’s reaction on the Special Master decision in the Plaxico Burress grievance case: “We are very disappointed with the decision of the Special Master. This ruling represents yet another example of why we need a new and improved CBA. To think that a player could carry a loaded gun […]

NFLPA Happy About Burress Decision

NFLPA Director DeMaurice Smith issued a statement about the Burress grievance ruling: “This decision is a real win for the players,” Smith said in a statement published on the NFLPA’s website. “It means that clubs can’t impose additional discipline by claiming back signing or roster bonus monies after a suspension, either by a club or the league. The CBA […]

NFL Issues Statement in Burress Ruling

Tom Rock of Newsday had the NFL Statement in the Burress Ruling: “Today’s decision by Professor Burbank again underscores a serious flaw in the current system. It continues an unfortunate trend of permitting players who are suspended due to serious misconduct to nonetheless retain large bonus payments from their NFL teams. When clubs pay upfront […]

No Decision on Plaxs $1 Million Bonus

UPDATE:(8:43 EST) According to ESPN, via, the fight for $1 million could be solved next Wednesday. Its been Plax filled here at Giants Gab the past couple days. More news now. The NY Daily News is reporting that there has not been a decision made on Burress bonus money that was due to him […]