NFL Notes: CBA, 49ers, Redskins


NFLPA president Eric Winston tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk that there haven’t been any talks between the union and the NFL about extending the current CBA agreement.

“We’re still trying to figure out how and when that’s going to happen,” Winston said.

An issue for the two parties is that the NFLPA would prefer to have the new TV deals in place, considering that a large portion of their revenue is tied to these contracts. However, NFL owners would like to have a new agreement in place before the current TV contracts expire.

“It’s a chicken and the egg thing,” Winston said of the situation.


The San Francisco 49ers announced Monday that they’ve promoted Chip Flanagan, RJ Gillen, Jacob Nierob, John Stevenson and Josh Williams to new roles in their personnel department.

“We are very excited about the current state of our personnel department and how it will continue to progress in the coming years,” said 49ers GM John Lynch. “Every member of our personnel team has demonstrated a tireless work ethic and an ability to selflessly support each other – attributes we believe are integral to our success as an organization. We congratulate these gentlemen on their new roles with the team and look forward to watching their careers continue to develop.”


Redskins new VP of player personnel Doug Williams mentioned during an appearance on ESPN 980 that second-year QB Nate Sudfeld has really improved from where he was a year ago and is now a personal favorite of his.

“Sudfeld’s one of my favorites,” Williams told ESPN 980’s Doc Walker, via Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. “You know, he was one of the guys, when we drafted him, when we sat in the room [and] we talked about drafting a quarterback, I was a Sudfeld guy. You know, none of [the prospects] took snaps up under the center; they all stood back in the shotgun. He was at Indiana, but when you watched him and the guys at a couple more schools, there was something about him that you liked. And I think he’s learned how to take the snap from under center; he gets the ball out of his hands.”

According to Williams, Sudfeld’s recent play was good enough for him to be a first- or second-round pick had he looked like this coming out of college last year.

“The first couple weeks here, I think [Coach Jay Gruden] wanted to run him off,” Williams said. “He looked so bad Jay wanted to run him off. No, no, but the kid has worked; he’s learned. And I’ll tell you what, out of the quarterbacks that came out this year, if he was coming out this year and looked like he looked [last week], he would be up there anywhere from the second to first round. The kid has improved.

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