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Talks between the two sides are expected to intensify this month." Patriots NewsAround the LeagueNFL Andre Tippett Jersey , NFLPA reportedly trying to finish new collective bargaining agreement before 2019 seasonNew,19commentsTalks between the two sides are expected to intensify this month.EDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:NFL, NFLPA reportedly trying to finish new collective bargaining agreement before 2019 seasonTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Jason Miller/Getty ImagesWhile players and coaches are currently enjoying their vacation time before training camps open across the league later this month, representatives from the NFL and the NFL Players Association are getting ready to work on the next collective bargaining agreement: according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, the two sides will meet from July 17 to 19 to discuss a new deal with the ambitious goal to finalize it before the start of the 2019 regular season.The meeting, which is projected to include the most contentious items, will be the biggest one to date in this new negotiation cycle between ownership on the one side and players on the other. So far, a report by ESPN’s Dan Graziano states, there have been three direct conversations between the two parties — one per month in April Womens Irving Fryar Jersey , May and June. Furthermore, there have also been regular non-meeting talks between representatives.The current CBA is set to expire after the 2020 season and it seems as if both parties involved are willing to start the process early not to risk going down a familiar road: the last time a new agreement had to be negotiated — in the spring of 2011 — players were locked out at one point. The lockout ultimately came to an end after 105 days, in part because of the active approach taken by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.It seems as if the NFL and the NFLPA are trying to get a head-start on the new CBA. Whether or not they will be successful remains to be seen, but seeing the two sides get together this early in the process is certainly an encouraging sight. For the New England Patriots , the sixth week of NFL action is already in the books: the reigning world champions defeated the visiting New York Giants 35-14 on Thursday night to improve to 6-0 on the year. This means that Sunday will be a stressless affair for the team and its fans. All in all, there are 12 games on the menu today, so let’s quickly go through the contests to find out who will face off today, and who Patriots fans should be rooting for.9:30 am ETCarolina Panthers (3-2) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3): NFL NetworkGo injury-free game! Neither the Panthers’ nor the Buccaneers’ performance this season has much impact on the Patriots and only minimal impact on the AFC’s playoff seeding (the two teams face the AFC South this year). The game in London is therefore a quiet way to start into the day.1:00 pm ETCincinnati Bengals (0-5) at Baltimore Ravens (3-2): CBSGo Bengals! The Patriots will play both Cincinnati and Baltimore this year, so the game has no impact on strength of schedule. However Color Rush Hjalte Froholdt Jersey , a Bengals win will give New England more breathing room versus the Ravens in the race for the AFC’s first playoff seed.Seattle Seahawks (4-1) at Cleveland Browns (2-3): FOXGo Browns! The Patriots will host the Browns in Week 8, which means that a Cleveland victory today would boost their strength of schedule and — in case the game in two weeks is won by New England — strength of victory as well.Houston Texans (3-2) at Kansas City Chiefs (4-1): CBSGo Texans! The Patriots have both teams on their schedule, so the same scenario as with Bengals vs Ravens applies. That being said, the Chiefs are only one game behind New England at the moment when it comes to the number one seed — a Texans win would therefore be the favorable outcome.New Orleans Saints (4-1) at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-3): CBSGo Saints! This game has no direct impact on the Patriots, but it could hurt their number one rival for the top playoff seed in the conference: the Chiefs have already defeated the Jaguars, and a Jacksonville loss would therefore hurt the team’s strength of schedule and victory — a potential tiebreaker when it comes to postseason seeding.Washington Redskins (0-5) at Miami Dolphins (0-4): FOXGo Dolphins! Another matchup between two teams on New England’s regular season schedule — both of which have already been defeated. Why root for the Dolphins then? A victory would impact their chances at getting the top overall draft pick next year.Philadelphia Eagles (3-2) at Minnesota Vikings (3-2): FOXGo Eagles! Another simple rooting scenario: an Eagles victory positively impacts New England’s strength of schedule and potentially strength of victory — the two teams will meet in Week 11.4:05 pm ETAtlanta Falcons (1-4) at Arizona Cardinals (1-3-1): FOXGo injury-free game! Neither the Falcons nor the Cardinals have any ties to the Patriots, so rooting for a good game without any major injuries is the way to go here. Of course, you can root for either team as they have suffered plenty this season and in the past.San Francisco 49ers (4-0) at Los Angeles Rams (3-2): FOXGo injury-free game! The NFC West showdown also does not impact New England directly, so you should hope for an entertaining game that does not see any injuries. If you do want to root for somebody Youth Hjalte Froholdt Jersey , the 49ers and ex-Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo are a good choice.4:25 pm ETTennessee Titans (2-3) at Denver Broncos (1-4): CBSGo Titans! The Broncos sent a sixth-round draft pick to the Patriots as part of the Duke Dawson trade earlier this year. The worse the Broncos’ record after the regular season — it is highly unlikely they make the playoffs — the better New England’s pick.Dallas Cowboys (3-2) at New York Jets (0-4): CBSGo Jets! The Cowboys and Jets are both on the Patriots’ 2019 schedule, so the world champions’ strength of victory does not get impacted by the result of this game. However, the Jets are in the race for the number one overall draft pick and a win against Dallas would hurt their chances.8:20 pm ETPittsburgh Steelers (1-4) at Los Angeles Chargers (2-3): NBCGo Steelers! New England has already played and defeated Pittsburgh this season, so rooting for the team is an easy choice here: the better the Steelers’ record, the better the Patriots’ strength of victory tiebreaker.
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