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Re-establishing the union and figuring out exactly what it will take to for nine NFL players including Tom Brady to settle their antitrust suit against the league are among key issues blocking a deal to end the lockout, people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday.

But as befitting the karma of the Chiefs in those days, Burk was tackled at the one-yard line. Needing a touchdown and PAT to tie up the Broncos, the Chiefs offense lost six yards on four offensive plays, turning the ball over on downs. Denver won 14-7. The Chiefs finished 2-12 that season.

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NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith expects to speak with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the next couple of days, possibly in person, while the two sides’ legal and financial teams continue working. After about eight hours of negotiations in New York on Friday — tacked onto more than 25 hours across Wednesday and Thursday — the league and players issued a joint statement, saying: “The discussions this week have been constructive and progress has been made on a wide range of issues.”

4.) Jamaal Charles (Kansas City Chiefs – Bye Week: 6) – Charles is my sleeper to become 2011′s new popular fantasy flavor. He showed all of his beautiful potential in 2010, but was unfortunately handcuffed by veteran Thomas Jones. His most amazing stat last season was an insane 6.4 yards per carry in a season where he rushed for 1,467. The only question mark I have for the small and speedy Charles is how much Head Coach Todd Haley wants to use the guy. Haley may prefer to keep his talent fresh as he showed in 2010.

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