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No bargaining expected at meeting

Updated: March 18, 2009, 5:25 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- New players' union executive director DeMaurice Smith plans to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday.

The union says this will be a chance for the two of them to get acquainted and no bargaining of any kind is expected. On Monday, Smith had a brief phone conversation with Goodell.

Smith was en route from Hawaii on Wednesday, three days after he was elected to replace the late Gene Upshaw as the NFL Players Association chief. He plans to announce his transition ...

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