Saturday, July 16, 2011

Owners Drop Right Of First Refusal Idea

One of the issues in the NFL labor talks that the owners have been pushing for was to have the right of first refusal on their free agents this offseason. Even after the two sides agreed on the economic issues in the deal, the right of first refusal was still on the owner's wishlist.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that the owners have dropped that proposal, and will have a 72-hour window to re-sign those players before the unrestricted free agent signing period begins.

Settling the litigation -- the Brady v NFL case and television damages case -- is all that remains, which means the NFL and NFLPA are clearly on the fast track to a deal.

source:  Mac's Football Blog
author:  Brian McIntyre

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