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CBA extension latest accomplishment for Upshaw

From his Hall of Fame days as a player to 23 years leading the NFLPA, Gene Upshaw has put together a pretty impressive résumé.

Updated: August 21, 2008, 9:41 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Editor's Note: ESPN.com senior writer Greg Garber profiled Gene Upshaw in March, 2006. Upshaw died on Thursday at the age of 63. The following is Garber's 2006 story as it ran then:

The mood of the conference call was charged, approaching angry. On a day in early March, with 13 years of labor peace on the verge of evaporating into anarchy, the executive committee of the National Football League Management Council vented.

"Let's call his bluff," said one owner, referring to Gene ...

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