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What Will Eagles Do at LB in the Offseason? - SB Nation Philly
In case you missed Tommy's latest article from over the weekend.

NFL Notebook: Understanding the lockout
In this week's NFL Notebook, Ray Didinger explains the ins and outs of the NFL lockout and says when he expects the whole thing to get settled.

NFL Girds for Fight -
As National Football League team owners and the players union dig in for a potentially lengthy legal battle, NFL officials said owners have already set aside enough money to cover them in case the 2011 season is canceled.

NFL labor: Next season would be played without salary cap if lockout is lifted - The Washington Post
If the players succeed in getting an injunction to block the lock out, the league would likely be forced to re-open and operate under the 2010 rules. That would mean another uncapped year.

Les Bowen: NFL labor talks apparently were a charade | Philadelphia Daily News | 03/14/2011
To me, especially disappointing when the talks fell apart was the way the sides easily clicked into their default positions, making me wonder if 16 days of mediated talks in Washington produced anything, except a perpetually crowded sidewalk in front of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and more business for the nearby Starbucks and Subway franchises.

After the jump are some interesting perspectives on the lockout from a number of different clubs, including some comments from one of the NFL's worst owners.


The Broncos Offer To Open Their Books - The Denver Post
"If the league decides they want to open up the books of the Denver Broncos to present them to the union — I don't know if the league is into identifying individual clubs because they're private businesses," Ellis said. "But with a neutral (auditor) to verify the fact that certain teams haven't been operating as effectively as they did in the past, we're a willing and able participant.'

Green Bay Packers prepare to trim management pay for possible work stoppage | Green Bay Press-Gazette
The Packers said Saturday they’ve frozen salaries and hiring, and have provisions for sizeable salary cuts at higher levels of the organization, though those have not yet been initiated. The cuts would include GM Ted Thompson and CEO Mark Murphy.

Bengals' Mike Brown says all players cared about was the money | National Football Post
And what exactly is it that Mike Brown cares about?

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