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Old 09-26-2012   #1
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I mean a real confirmation, but thanks!!
Chris Morteson hasn't posted anything on twitter, but he wrote this article for ESPN earlier. No done deal yet, but it looks close.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/84...y-week-sources

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The NFL and the NFL Referees Association made enough progress in negotiations Tuesday night that the possibility of the locked-out officials returning in time to work this week's games has been discussed, according to sources on both sides.

An agreement in principle is at hand, according to one source familiar to talks, although NFL owners have postured with a "no more compromise" stance.

Although league sources said it would take a week to get the locked-out officials on the field, the NFLRA says its 121 referees have been trained on the new rules implemented last season, have already passed physicals or are prepared to pass physicals immediately. New official game uniforms designed by Nike are "hardly an obstacle," according to a source.

Both sides have made concessions on previous sticking points such as a taxi squad of 21 new officials and pension plans that sources say the final meaningful hurdle is, as one source said, "about a little more money."

While league sources say owners who participated in a conference call with commissioner Roger Goodell during Tuesday's talks had instructed the negotiating team to set a firm barrier for the financial settlement, the NFLRA is prepared to accept a new agreement primarily in the form of a "ratification bonus," which would compensate its 121-member union for concessions it is willing to make.

The NFLRA and the league have all but agreed on developing a 21-member "taxi squad" that Goodell has pushed, but not at the financial cost of the union members.
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Chris Morteson hasn't posted anything on twitter, but he wrote this article for ESPN earlier. No done deal yet, but it looks close.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/84...y-week-sources
Appreciate it, Sam. (I didn't even bother to look seeing it was twitter )

I'm on ESPN now and they are poised to break, but are still showing what your link says.
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Thank goodness. I always felt bad complaining too much about the replacements because they were put into a tough situation Now we can finally get back to bitching about the real refs and about how horrible they are without feeling sorry for them
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ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that an agreement between the NFL and NFLRA is at hand.

With a deal in principle reached Wednesday morning, the regular officials could be back as soon as this week. All it took was one of the worst calls in league history in front of a national audience on Monday Night Football. The issue will hopefully be put to bed now.

Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter Sep 26 - 12:20 PM
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