Saturday, March 26, 2011

News & Notes from the NFL – March 26

This past week was relatively quiet in the NFL with the only activity being the league meetings in New Orleans. The labor situation remains on hold until an April 6 hearing which was set to determine the legality of the owners decision to lock-out the players after the NFLPA decided to decertify the union.

The path to April 28th draft continues to be the only activity in the NFL that has not been impacted by the labor situation. All the experts continue to fine-tune their mock draft boards as the top prospects jockey for position with Pro Day and private team workouts.

Mel Kiper Jr, often thought of as the guru of the NFL draft, was on ESPN this week to discuss the Eagles needs and possible first round pick this year. He has the Birds taking OT Gabe Carimi from Wisconsin with the 23rd overall selection in this year's draft.

We all know from past history that Andy Reid loves big road graders and Carimi certainly fits the bill at 6-foot-7 and 317 pounds. He would plug a major hole on the right side of the offensive line that would not only help Philadelphia's running game, but protect Michael Vick's blindside as he rolls out to his left.

Stayed tuned for more draft updates over the coming weeks, but for now here is a link to this week's NFL news and notes as originally posted on ATS Sportsline.

News & Notes from the NFL – March 26

Saturday, March 19, 2011

News & Notes from the NFL – March 19

The ongoing labor situation in the NFL continues to dominate the headlines as the divide between the league owners and players appears to be as wide as ever.

The following is a link to a review of the entire situation as well as some other news & notes from the NFL as originally posted on ATS Sportsline

News & Notes from the NFL- March 19

Friday, March 11, 2011

News & Notes from the NFL- March 11

The rubber meets the road today in the onging labor negotiations between the NFL owners and the league's Players Association. The current deadlines that exist today are twofold. First, the current collective bargaining agreement that was set to expire on March 3 but was extended until today will expire at 11:49 p.m. tonight intiating a player lock-out by the owners.

The more pressing deadline is the decision to decertify the current players' union and put this whole matter into the hands of the courts. The union has until 5 p.m. today to file the necessary paperwork to go this route.

The third option would be to extend the existing CBA for the third time in an effort to keep the current talks alive in hopes of closing the gaps that remain between both sides.

Below is a link to all the news from the NFL this week as originally posted on ATS Sportsline

News & Notes from the NFL- March 11

Friday, March 4, 2011

2011 NFL Draft Preview- Wide Recievers

While the entire NFL labor situation still remains a mess, the one thing we know for sure is that starting on Thursday, April 28 and running through Saturday, April 30 the league will conduct its annual college draft as scheduled.

The following link is a review of the top wide receivers available this year as originally posted on Doc's Sports

Wide Receivers in the 2011 NFL Draft