Fantasy Guru Daily: 7/21/11

We are in the home stretch in labor negotiations, but of course, this will not be a simple process. The owners are meeting in Atlanta Thursday, and hopefully, the 2011 NFL lockout is in its final moments despite any last-minute issues.

Labor meetings bring confusion … In a perfect world, we’d have a new CBA by the end of today and everyone would be happy. The players would have all voted “yes” yesterday in Washington, and the owners would all vote “yes” in Atlanta today. But if we’ve learned anything over the last four months of lockout living, it’s that nothing is ever easy when it comes to labor disputes. The players’ meetings in Washington were filled with confusion yesterday, delivering us conflicting reports and uncertainty as to how things would play out. Still, the owners expect to vote today, and we should have a settlement and new CBA in the near future. Let’s try to recap what is happening through the words of those covering the situation (keep in mind that the situation is developing by the minute):

As usual, if you want up-to-the-minute updates, Twitter is the place to go. Our national news list is a great place to go for information, and some of the best Twitter follows include Albert Breer, Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen, Jim Trotter, Mark Maske, and Daniel Kaplan.

Quick Hits

  • Don’t expect any Brett Favre theatrics from Kerry Collins – at least not yet. The former Titan QB said that, two weeks into his retirement, he’s “at peace” with his career and his decision.
  • Raven S Ed Reed said he feels healthy heading into training camp. Last season, Reed missed the first six games because of hip surgery but still led the league with 8 interceptions in 10 games.
  • After tearing his ACL in back-to-back seasons former Jet DT Kris Jenkins announced his retirement Wednesday.
  • Lion OT Jeff Backus suffered a partially torn pectoral, but the team believes it’s not serious, according to the Detroit Free Press.
  • Set to earn just $550,000 in the final year of his contract, Raven RB Ray Rice is hoping to sign a long-term deal to keep him in Baltimore.
  • ESPN’s John Clayton delivers an overview of what the salary cap situation could look like around the league.

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-Matt Brown

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