June 25, 2011Mike FlorioProFootballTalk.com
In each of the last four weeks, the NFL and NFLPA have met in undisclosed locations in order to attempt to hammer out a new labor deal. Per Albert Breer of NFL Network, theyll be getting together again next week, in yet another undisclosed (at least for now) location.And if the past trend holds, theyll meet for two days before breaking once again.RELATED: NFL CBA report
Look, we realize that theyre communicating when theyre not meeting. And theyre likely making progress. But theres no substitute for packing up bags and heading to a neutral site and sleeping in a hotel bed in order make real progress. Though marathon sessions could cause nerves to fray and tempers to flare from time to time, once the two sides accept the fact that they will continue to meet, every day, until a deal gets done, the two sides will move toward getting a deal done.READ MORE FROM PROFOOTBALLTALK.COM
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have teamed up with the Oakland A’s to aid those affected by Friday’s Oakland warehouse fire. The Raiders have pledged to match up to $30,000 in contributions through the YouCaring.com page established by the A’s.
The Raiders will also observe a moment of silence in recognition of the victims and their families prior to tomorrow’s game against the Buffalo Bills at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
To join the A’s and Raiders in making a donation, please visit: https://www.youcaring.com/oaklandfirevictimsfrom130531staveinoakland-706680#mlb-oakland
Raiders media services
The Patriots have placed Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve, officially ending the injured tight end's season.
The Patriots have added running back D.J. Foster to the 53-man roster.
Gronkowski underwent surgery on his back Friday in Los Angeles. There was some hope he might be able to return if the Patriots reached the Super Bowl, but this move ends that.
READ MORE AT CSNNE.com