If the NFL was granted an “administrative stay” which would resume the lockout against the players, it was news to Raiders tight end Brandon Myers.
“I have not heard anything,” Myers said as he drove from the Raiders’ restricted access parking lot Friday less than an hour after he arrived.
A Yahoo Sports! story by Mike Silver reported players were preparing for a ruling which grant owners a temporary stay against U.S. District Court Judge Susan Nelson’s injunction against the lockout.
The NFL still has not announced transation guidelines as was expected, perhaps preferring to wait until the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled on an appeal.
During his brief visit to the facility, Myers said he was optimistic.
“I think they said they had 30 guys coming in for sure right now, so that’s a good sign,” Myers said.
Myers said playbooks had not been issued and that they were expected Monday.
He said there have been some small, informal workouts but nothing that has been organized with several members of the team at the same time.
Perhaps reacting to an ESPN report that has since been retracted regarding the temporary stay, Raiders safety Michael Huff said in his Twitter account, “Lockout back on . . . let’s keep the vacation goin!”
Guard Daniel Loper was first to the facility but left without talking to the media.
Perhaps tellingly with regard to a temporary stay, a Raiders player believed to be Rolando McClain arrived at the security gate and then turned around without actually entering the parking lot after talking with a team employee.