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No transactions allowed, but teams can talk to their players during extension

Roger Goodell

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell steps out to talk with the media after football labor negotiations with the NFL players’ association involving a federal mediator, Friday, March 4, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


It’s about to get real quiet.

During the league’s seven day extension on CBA talks, there will be no player transactions. Teams aren’t allowed to talk to prospective free agents or re-sign any of their own players.

With that said, the NFL confirmed that teams can speak with the agents of their own players. So progress can be made over the next week towards re-signing players even if nothing can be announced. (While that’s a nice bonus, we imagine most deals that were going to be completed before free agency were completed by Thursday night.)

Add it all up, and we’re headed for a very quiet week of NFL news.

Expect ‘round-the-clock updates on JaMarcus Russell’s home foreclosure.