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Position statement: Goodell squashes all talks

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While free agency doesn’t officially open until tomorrow at 4 p.m., talks were permitted to begin last Friday at midnight. However, after a weekend that many thought would be filled with updates and agreements in principle, commissioner Roger Goodell silenced all discussions with a Friday afternoon warning. Goodell told agents and teams that anything more than just spoken words would result in an investigation for tampering.

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