Nfl Lockout: Redskins Players Prepared For a Prolonged

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Nfl Lockout: Redskins players prepared for a prolonged period of uncertainty about the future of their sport after the collapse of talks to work the NFL that left frustrated by the owners of teams in the league.

Terminate their negotiations with the league on a new collective agreement, NFL players filed to dissolve their union on Friday night, sending the game to its first close in nearly a quarter century.

"I still need to make some phone calls and continue to have an understanding, but I hope that the season is saved," said linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, one of three captains of the team last season . "We do not really know what is next."

The only thing Alexander and his teammates said they were confident, however, is that they failed negotiations led to resentment on both sides. Redskins players said they believed the dead - which, in its nucleus is involved differences on how to divide the NFL's $ 9 billion in annual sales - could have been avoided.

"When they said, to extend the original term, I was somewhat optimistic," linebacker Chris Wilson said. "But then when I received any reports of real progress, it was almost as if it was all public relations, as" Let's make this show we try to get more. "But from what I understand, never had a lot better, really."

If the owners, as expected, will impose a lockout, players have to work on their own until a labor contract is reached. Most of the Redskins, said this is not a problem.

"It is the responsibility of the players. It is necessary to ask the youth to be men," said defensive end Vonnie Holliday, representing the team's players. "Many of you have been asking around. I heard a large group of a group of children gather in Arizona. Here in Atlanta, where I stay, I know the guys trained together. Many guys have taken it upon themselves."

Alexander said if the strike continues, he and fellow linebacker London Fletcher will probably get teammates and the possibility of virtual tours so that they are familiar with the programs of offensive and defensive team.

NFL will take place as planned next month, but any other league activities, including voluntary and mandatory training offseason minicamps suspended.

During his stay in shape without training can be arranged as areas of difficult contracts involving financing and the player will be much more complicated.

offseason training sessions usually begin as soon as the proposal, and some Redskins players - including Fletcher, Alexander, tight end Chris Cooley, defensive back DeAngelo Hall, quarterback Donovan McNabb and insulting linjapihdit Artis Hicks - have contracts that pay them bonuses if reported 85 per cent of voluntary training sessions. It is believed that the Redskins players could miss a total of approximately $ 1,500,000 bonus workout result of the stoppage.

NFL players do not receive paychecks during the offseason. Paychecks are distributed from the second week of September to the week after the last regular season game in early January. So the players do not start to feel the real economic consequences of a decision before the game controls are missing.