Fantasy Guru Daily: 4/4/11

So, Opening Weekend in Major League Baseball has come and gone, and hopefully it was a worthy enough distraction so you failed to realize that free agency has not yet started in the NFL. When will that finally commence? That remains to be seen, but mark down April 6 as a key day: that’s when Judge Susan Nelson will hear the first arguments in the Brady v. NFL case. We could get a ruling immediately, or it could take a couple weeks. Buckle in.

NFL refuses to negotiate with decertified NFLPA… The NFL and its relentless battalion of PR lackeys (see @gregaiello on Twitter if you need to vomit) has insisted since the union decertified a few weeks ago that it’s always ready to go back to the negotiating table. But an ESPN.com story suggests otherwise – the players requested to meet with the owners starting March 28 to work out a settlement before the April 6 date in Judge Nelson’s court. What’s happening here is a classic battle of semantics, something we should expect to see until this situation is resolved. In essence, the NFL is willing to negotiate with the players, but only in collective bargaining sessions. And if [...]

Fantasy Guru Daily: 4/1/11

We are officially in April, and no worries, we are not about to pull any April Fools’ Day jokes here in the Fantasy Guru Daily. Instead, we sit here in the calm before the storm as we await the April 6 preliminary hearing in Brady v. NFL.

Pennington gets hurt again … To call free agent QB Chad Pennington injury-prone would be an understatement at this point, as he tore his ACL in a pickup basketball game and will undergo surgery with Dr. James Andrews next week. This comes after he dislocated his shoulder after just two plays in 2010. That, of course, came after a shoulder injury ended his 2009 season in Week Three. Pennington has attempted a total of two passes since September 2009, and with a torn ACL on top of the shoulder problems, it’s getting harder and harder to see him making an impact in the NFL again. According to the Sun-Sentinel, Dolphins coach Tony Sparano has expressed interest in Pennington as an assistant coach, which seems like a good move for Pennington at this point.

Your lockout news for the day … We know how much everyone just loves lockout news, so for today, we bring you [...]

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