NEW ORLEANS -- We have arrived for the owners meetings, which kickoff Monday. The owners have a lot of business matters and rules proposals to go over, but the labor situation will be the dominant theme over the next two days.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will address the media Monday, and it will be interesting to hear what he has to say about sending a letter to the NFL's 1,900 players that spelled out the NFL's proposal for a new collective bargaining agreement. He also urged the players to push the union to accept the offer.
The problem is, the NFL Players Association technically no longer exists. It decertified after the CBA negotiations ended two weeks ago and because a trade association. But the NFL refuses to acknowledge that, which doesn't make the players happy.
We also expect to run into Bills GM Buddy Nix and coach Chan Gailey at some point. I'll be sitting down with Gailey at the NFL coaches breakfast on Tuesday.
Keep it locked here on the Billboard blog for news and other tidbits from the meetings.
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