Collective Bargaining Agreement

Can You Help Block An NFL Lockout?

To answer the question honestly, I don’t know. In fact, I’d probably say I doubt it. NFL owners seem intent on locking out the players prior to next season if they don’t get what they want in a new collective bargaining agreement. What that potentially means for you and I is no NFL games to […]

Green Bay Packers Increase Net Profits To $5.2 Million

The Green Bay Packers released their annual report today and it showed a net profit of $5.2 million, an increase over the $4 million the team made last year. Overall, the Packers reported $258 million in revenue, a record for the team. The report is not so much interesting for the numbers as it is […]

NFL, Union Discuss Expanded Season; Developmental League A Possibility

The idea of expanding the NFL’s regular season to 18 games, and reducing the preseason to two, is rapidly gaining steam among NFL owners. While the idea hasn’t caught on nearly as well with the players, the NFL and the player’s union met for the first time on Wednesday to discuss the possibility, which is […]

NFL Regular Season May Expand

If you like NFL football, then you should start preparing yourself for more of it. Word is, the next round of collective bargaining agreement negotiations will focus on expanding the regular season to 18 games. That’s two more weeks of meaningful Green Bay Packers’ games, two more weeks where we don’t have to pay attention […]

Exclusive Interview With Andrew Brandt

Andrew Brandt

You know, some of us used to be “real” journalists here at Total Packers, so we thought we’d drag those skills out of the closet and do an actual interview for once. We were lucky enough to track down National Football Post president – and former Green Bay Packers’ vice president – Andrew Brandt. Brandt […]

Just Say No to Guaranteed Contracts

Michael Redd

One interesting item that has repeatedly come up in the past week is the possibility of a new NFL labor deal including guaranteed contracts. Currently, NFL player contracts are not guaranteed. So, if a player isn’t performing up to his expected level, the team can cut him, void his contract and not have to pay […]

Packers Should Follow Steelers’ Lead

Mike Wallace

The Green Bay Packers have been following the Pittsburgh Steelers lead for a few years. They build almost exclusively through the draft, they converted to the 3-4 defense, and the Packers even hired the architect of Pittsburgh’s original 3-4 defense to run theirs – Dom Capers. Last week, the Steelers made the announcement that even […]

Ranking The Green Bay Packers’ Free Agents

Nick Collins

The Green Bay Packers have 18 players in their contract year after Monday’s resigning of linebacker Brandon Chillar. However, the situation isn’t as dire as it may look. The collective bargaining agreement – the agreement between the owners and player’s association that dictates the rules of the salary cap, free agency, guaranteed spending, rookie salaries, […]

Thoughts On The Packers Return Game, The CBA And The Draft

Jordy Nelson

And they all tie together… First, the big news out of the NFL was the owners deciding to opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement. This assures an uncapped – and most assuredly insane – 2010 season. The future beyond that is uncertain. There may be a walkout or work stoppage, which no NFL […]