NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made it clear that there won’t be an extension to the current collective bargaining agreement, despite talk from owners that they would like to broach the subject at some point in the near future.
“There’s not gonna be an extension of the CBA,” Smith said Tuesday, via the Washington Post. “I don’t know what he’s thinking when he says extension. But there’s not gonna be an extension of the CBA. If the owners are interested in talking about issues that are currently covered by the CBA or issues that aren’t currently covered by the CBA and they want to have a renegotiation on some of those issues, we’ll have a renegotiation of those issues. But there’s not going to be a 2025 [or] 2027 addendum to the CBA that says, ‘We’re good with this.’
“I don’t think that’s what he meant when he said extension. But I don’t spend a whole heck of a lot of time trying to unpack what other people are thinking when they say stuff.”
- According to Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com, there’s split opinion of UNC QB Mitch Trubisky at the Senior Bowl.
- Pauline says that some teams like Trubisky while others like him but have concerns about his lack of starting experience.
- Previous reports have said that the Jets really like Trubisky, but the sources Pauline spoke to at the Senior Bowl downplayed their interest but added that they’re still among the teams considering him.
- The Indianapolis Colts announced that they plan to interview six candidates for their GM vacancy including: Chiefs director of football operations Chris Ballard, Seahawks co-player personnel directors Scott Fitterer and Trent Kirchner, Vikings assistant GM George Paton, Colts interim GM Jimmy Raye and Packers football operations director Eliot Wolf.
- Redskins QB Kirk Cousins told reporters at the Pro Bowl that he would “[L]ove to build something in Washington, we’ll see if the decision-makers let that happen.” (Dave Richard)