However the good news is that the players and the owners have been meeting semi-secretly for the last few weeks and it looks like there could be progress in the talks. While nothing has been cleared up at this point and it remains to be seen if there will be football in 2011, the fact that negotiations are going on is a good sign.
With the completion of an $85 million renovation project at the iconic Superdome nearing an end and an onslaught of major events on tap at the building, local officials appear pleased with the job of the stadium’s management company.
We just published a post about the encouragement that could be gained by the ongoing talks between the owners and players, and the reasonable quotes put forward by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Things seem to be rolling, but it’s possible that one overeager writer — Bill Burt of the North Andover Eagle Tribune — got a bit ahead of himself.
NFL teams are always on the lookout for wide receivers that can make that clutch catch, and Lance Moore has made several big plays as a receiver for the New Orleans Saints. Moore might not be the biggest name on the free agent market, but at just 27 years of age, he is just reaching his prime and would be a good fit for any team looking to add a possession receiver to their roster.
Like millions of football fans, Cris Collinsworth is at least somewhat encouraged by the string of not-so-secret meetings over the past two weeks between NFL owners and players, sessions aimed at hammering out a labor agreement as the 2011 season hangs in the balance.
Traditional free agency has long been wiped away by the NFL lockout. The league has released no plans to date for any type supplemental free agency period once the lockout is over, leaving hundreds of players in limbo.