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Phillips optimistic

Updated: May 17, 2009, 5:38 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson

Bears president Ted Phillips echoed the optimism of NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, who earlier this week expressed confidence that both players and owners can find a way to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement before the current deal expires after the 2010 season. The owners opted out of the current agreement.

"I spent about ten minutes with [Smith] on Thursday," Phillips said on Sunday. "He's a very high energy guy, seems real detailed and that he's going to have a fully ...

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