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2011 NFL Lockout News

RPA is keeping its finger on the pulse of the 2011 NFL Lockout. We have designed this page to keep players, fans and vistors to our web site abreast of the current happenings related to the 2011 NFL Lockout. Subscribe to our RSS feed so you are automatically notified of any updates to the page.

The RPA Team


NFL Lockout News: Retired Players Face Troubles of Their Own

For retired NFL players, it's put-up or shut-up time. Andre Waters, a former Philadelphia Eagles player, committed suicide at age 44. Having known Andre, it shook me to the core. I met Andre when I signed him to his first NFL contract in 1984. He was a self-confident and enthusiastic young player—even though he was a free agent and had been passed over in the NFL draft.

Key owners' meeting begins Tuesday

Yet, another wrinkle: The owners are not fully unified and in agreement on the proposed CBA.

Owners and players continue to meet in private, inching closer to deal.

Lockout update: Actual, documented reasons for optimism are popping up everywhere these days. - Doug Farrar Yahoo Sports [Shutdown Corner] Posted June 11, 2011

NFL owners move to dismiss players’ lawsuit

The latest on the lockout is that U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson has scheduled a hearing on the owners’ motion to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit on September 12. It could be a long summer....


New arguments heard today - 6/3/2011

The Eight Circuit Court of appeals hears arguments today on the legality of the lockout. The NFL RPA Legal Team is there and we will post an update as soon as it is available.

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Eller helping parties find common ground

Read about how Carl Eller, President and Founder of the NFL RPA is advocating for the needs of retired NFL players and how he’s helping the owners and current players find common ground.
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