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  1. 'Honey Badger' eager to pass the test(s)

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' plan to require periodic drug tests for 2013 third-round choice Tyrann Mathieu is permissible under the collective bargaining agreement, which allows for "testing by agreement" under certain restrictions. George Atallah, ass...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  2. Putting offseason non-contact rules to test

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams holding mandatory minicamps this week should be on heightened alert after the Seattle Seahawks incurred punishment for violating non-contact rules. The collective bargaining agreement prohibits "contact work" while singling out "live blo...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  3. Around the NFC West: Player safety on tee

    Mike Sando

    Good morning. Welcome back from the weekend. We had some fun with an Arizona Cardinals back-and-forth Saturday, but for the most part, the NFC West rested. We can thank/blame the collective bargaining agreement for that. Players won weekends off t...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  4. NFC West players, alumni lead labor charge

    Mike Sando

    Lately, it's tough following the NFL labor dispute without hearing from players linked to current NFC West franchises. Receiver Sean Morey, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals and briefly the Seattle Seahawks, is on the attack after the league propo...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  5. Plan would squander NFL fans' good will

    Mike Sando

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell walked to the podium last April and uttered the words football fans had been waiting to hear. "With the first pick in the 2010 NFL draft," Goodell announced, "the St. Louis Rams select Sam Bradford, quarterback, Okla...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  6. Mailbag: Preparing for the unexpected

    Mike Sando

    Michael from Los Angeles wonders how the NFL draft is "legal" without a collective bargaining agreement, and why veteran players couldn't switch teams. Mike Sando: Article XVI of the collective bargaining agreement begins by saying, "There shall b...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  7. Five quick thoughts on labor situation

    Mike Sando

    Five thoughts on NFL labor relations following the Players Association's move to decertify: The NFL's lead negotiator, Jeff Pash, said the league offered a "comprehensive, new revised proposal." The league did seem to be scrambling at the last mi...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  8. Mailbag: Larry Fitzgerald to Steven Jackson

    Mike Sando

    Tanner from Southern California writes: Mike, what will Larry Fitzgerald's status be when the NFL and NFL Players Association come to a new collective bargaining agreement? If he becomes an unrestricted free agent, I could see Pete Carroll being very...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  9. NFC West roided-out rosters: Updated

    Mike Sando

    NFL rosters cannot change while the league and its players work toward a new collective bargaining agreement this week. The freeze on transactions makes this a good time to download the specialized rosters I make available periodically for NFC Wes...

    Blog | March 08, 2011
  10. If and when NFL owners 'open the books'

    Mike Sando

    Darren Rovell might be right when he says NFL owners must open their books to get a labor deal done. Let's say NFL owners did provide information suggesting teams aren't raking in as much money as players claim. A few questions: How would p...

    Blog | March 07, 2011
  11. What seven-day extension means in West

    Mike Sando

    A few NFC West-related thoughts now that NFL owners and the players' union have bought another week to work toward a labor agreement: Imagine getting to press pause on the world around you while tying up loose ends. NFL teams will continue preppi...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  12. Buying time: Negotiations can continue

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have another 24 hours to negotiate player contracts after the league and the union agreed to keep talking. This might not mean much for NFC West teams. If, for example, the Seattle Seahawks were not particularly close to re-signing qu...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  13. NFL lockout would hit 49ers, others hardest

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers had grand plans for Michael Crabtree when the gifted Texas Tech receiver fell to them in the 2009 NFL draft. Those plans took a detour when a contract dispute kept Crabtree away from the 49ers well into his rookie season. N...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  14. NFLPA union reps put it on (offensive) line

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West is heading into a potential lockout with Chester Pitts, Adam Goldberg, Takeo Spikes and Jay Feely as its player union reps. A few notes on the 32 reps, as identified by the NFL Players Association: Offensive linemen stress solidar...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  15. Mailbag: Potentially scary offseason

    Mike Sando

    Matt from Phoenix writes: Without a collective bargaining agreement, the Arizona Cardinals can't trade for Kevin Kolb, sign Marc Bulger or improve their quarterback situation in any way. If there isn't a new CBA in place before the draft, can the ...

    Blog | February 12, 2011
  16. Chat wrap: QB options drive the discussion

    Mike Sando

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- The latest NFC West chat has come and gone, with continued emphasis on quarterback situations. Transcript here. Highlights below: Steve (San Jose): Hey Mike, with the uncertainty of the CBA and David Carr being the only signed Q...

    Blog | February 03, 2011