A collective-bargaining deal is on the table at an NFL owners meeting in Atlanta, and while prospects look good, a deadline looms. If the deal is not approved by owners and players this week, preseason games could be lost.
NFL lockout forces at least seven teams to cut payrolls, either through furloughs or salary reductions, until NFL lockout ends. Some owners stand by NFL workers.
After 16 days of hard negotiating, the NFL and its players failed to reach a contract agreement by a 5 p.m. deadline. The players' union disbanded in order to take its case to court.
National Football League players and team owners opted to keep talking, despite the expiration of the current contract. But in the $9 billion sport, the biggest stumbling block remains money.
An NFL lockout could begin Friday, endangering the 2011 season. Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League both struggled after they canceled seasons due to labor strife. How might the NFL weather such a storm?
Denver Broncos coach Josh McDaniels and his team were each fined $50,000 because a Broncos' staffer videotaped an opponent's practice this year. McDaniels worked for Patriots' coach Bill Belichick during another video scandal.