New Orleans Saints: CBA, Shaun Rogers, Latest Pierre Thomas News

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Roger Goodell In Washington Arriving To CBA Negotiations (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, source

It’s now ten days away from March 3rd, the deadline by which a new collective bargaining agreement must be put in place that represents the players and owners sides fairly but equally.

The NFLPA, Roger Goodell and league leaders are currently meeting in DC for mediator led negotiations that has currently stretched into four of seven scheduled days and nearly twenty combined hours of talking between the two sides.

Reports indicate that no real progress has been made and in usual fashion the talks are stalling when it comes down to who gets the lions share of the money pie.

Owners claim rising costs and needs for new stadiums as reasons to cut players salaries but are unwilling to open their books and prove this claim.

Players say the NFL is a booming business and coupled with the whopping television contracts signed, which guarantees the owners a Taj Mahal size fortune with or without football next season, that there is no reason to cut into their share of the income generated by the NFL.

Likely these meetings are a last ditch effort to come to an agreement on a new CBA for all parties, that if not done will likely wipe out traditional free agency all together, and threaten the start of the upcoming 2011 NFL season, let’s hope they get it right.

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  • Leonard Anderson

    The Saints should keep him for 3 obvious reasons. He doesn’t fumble. He always seems to get an extra yard or two. He runs the screen pass exceptionally well. However his ankle injury may have changed all of the above. With a good rehab I say keep him.

    • Keith Null

      I agree with you, I like what Thomas brings to the table inside the Saints offense and the decision for him to stay is likely to be tied closely to his progress in healing from ankle surgery. Last season rookie Chris Ivory showcased tha he can be a heck of a weapon and Payton really likes the kid…only time will tell for sure.

  • Leonard Anderson

    I think the Saints should pass on Shawn Rodgers unless he would sign a one year deal with a low guaranteed salary. Add plenty of performance based incentives to sweeten the deal. The draft will have one or two DT’s availiable at # 24. I still like Justin Houston from Georgia. He’s a talent that we can’t pass up if he is avaliable at # 24.

    • Keith Null

      Signing Rogers is a risky proposition for sure and there really are no elite DT’s projected around the Saints 24th pick this year, barring strong combine performances. I think the team needs to concentrate on signing him to a heavily performance tied contract to help offset the risk of signing a 31-year old nose tackle.

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