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They are working on a deal right now in DC. Expected to meet today and tomorrow. Dont expect one to be done this time around. Hopefully they hammer out some details so that when they meet again they can finalize it.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=6105114

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Yeah, I'm starting to have a little hope now. I'm not sure why they waited until 20-something days to get serious about this, but whatever...

I'll say this though... if we don't have a lockout, Richardson is going to look like a dolt.

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Yeah, I'm starting to have a little hope now. I'm not sure why they waited until 20-something days to get serious about this, but whatever...

I'll say this though... if we don't have a lockout, Richardson is going to look like a dolt.

all depends on what we do with all the extra cap space we have.

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I think we were going to go into rebuilding mode regardless of the CBA... but the CBA gave us a good opportunity to get started by allowing us to cut veterans without cap penalties.

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Yeah, I'm starting to have a little hope now. I'm not sure why they waited until 20-something days to get serious about this, but whatever...

I'll say this though... if we don't have a lockout, Richardson is going to look like a dolt.

Richardson is in a win/win situation. Dumped alot of salary this past season the books are cleared coming in 2011. So if there is a season we re-sign our key players and have some extra cash for free agency.

The season just ended the NFL was going to overshadow the SuperBowl with CBA talks. This is the right time to get them started. This is really the first round of talks to hammer a deal out. That is why I dont expect them to have a deal. As long as they get one done before March I will be happy.

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Yeah, I'm starting to have a little hope now. I'm not sure why they waited until 20-something days to get serious about this, but whatever...

I'll say this though... if we don't have a lockout, Richardson is going to look like a dolt.

Why? he used the uncapped year to get rid of bad contracts.

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Also dont expect the I dont expect the salary cap to go up if anything it should go down. When the owners opted out in 2008 it increased the salary cap alot. The owners will want some of that back.

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Why? he used the uncapped year to get rid of bad contracts.

No no no... nothing about salary moves... we won't know how that all pans out for another year or two.

My comment was reflecting on his statements about the CBA during his Presser recently. He cast a very long shadow over it getting worked out, and seemed like he was saying a lockout was a foregone conclusion. If a new CBA gets done, well, I guess he was wrong to say the least.

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No no no... nothing about salary moves... we won't know how that all pans out for another year or two.

My comment was reflecting on his statements about the CBA during his Presser recently. He cast a very long shadow over it getting worked out, and seemed like he was saying a lockout was a foregone conclusion. If a new CBA gets done, well, I guess he was wrong to say the least.

That's called playing hardball...

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Richardson is in a win/win situation. Dumped alot of salary this past season the books are cleared coming in 2011. So if there is a season we re-sign our key players and have some extra cash for free agency.

The season just ended the NFL was going to overshadow the SuperBowl with CBA talks. This is the right time to get them started. This is really the first round of talks to hammer a deal out. That is why I dont expect them to have a deal. As long as they get one done before March I will be happy.

So what you're saying is that if everything works out JR will look like a genius

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That's called playing hardball...

Hmm. Perhaps. But usually the tone is a leeeetle more optimistic towards the media about negotiations, if there really is a hope. I don't know that a press conference is the best place to try and stare down your opponent's hand.

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Hmm. Perhaps. But usually the tone is a leeeetle more optimistic towards the media about negotiations, if there really is a hope. I don't know that a press conference is the best place to try and stare down your opponent's hand.

Anytime the issue comes up, he has to stare it down.

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