Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross joined 30 fellow owners in approving a deal negotiated between the players’ trade association and the NFL to end the more than 120 day lockout. Then the players decided to throw on the brakes for a new NFL season starting on time.
The Miami Dolphins have plenty of holes left on the squad, but the team remains in a holding pattern as the league and the players association continue to try and iron out a new collective bargaining agreement.
In a public show of unity, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith took questions in a joint appearance at an NFLPA for NFL rookies.
Miami Dolphins players, fans, and the team continue to sit and wait as the NFL lockout continues to grind on. But, there continues to be light at the end of the tunnel as negotiators are still meeting to end the four month work stoppage.
A deal seems to be in sight to end the lockout between the NFL owners and the NFL players. If a deal can be struck, it would mean the NFL could open for business and start free agency and other off-season programs as soon as possible.
Miami Dolphins fans hoping to catch a glimpse of the team are out of luck for the foreseeable future. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the lockout would stay in place and the league would likely win any appeal of a decision against it in district court.
While the NFL will remain the most popular sport in the country, regardless of when the lockout ends; there are cracks starting to show in the professional football fan base.
After spending the last 16 days in mediated talks, the National Football League appears headed towards the first work stoppage since 1987.
The National Football League and the NFL Players Association continued to step away from the brink of disaster Friday when both sides extended collective bargaining negotiations until next Friday.
As the NFL and the NFL Players Association run head first into the expiration of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement; a new S&P report finds that the NFL owners could likely weather a two-year lockout if they so choose.