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Report: NFL, NFLPA agree to 7-day extension

Posted on: March 4, 2011 1:58 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

On Thursday, the NFL and NFLPA ran up to the deadline, but eventually walked out of CBA negotiations with a 24-hour extension of the agreement's expiration. It was widely believed those 24 hours would be used to negotiate a new extension, and it appears that's what has happened, with the owners and union agreeing to extend the CBA for an additional seven days.

That's according to both Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated and Adam Schefter of ESPN, the latter of whom has it "confirmed" that the two sides will extend the deadline to next Friday, with "talks" continuing through 5 PM EST.

Mediation is expected to resume Monday, however, which means that the 7-day extension is technically only one "work week," which is the equivalent of five days, because both sides will adjourn talks during the weekend.

That's not a guarantee, of course, and it's not necessarily negative, as it gives each side the chance to really evaluate their willingness to face a work stoppage and prepare for the coming week of mediation.

All of it remains in the realm of "cautious optimism," because mediation isn't binding, reports are still lingering that the two sides aren't necessarily close to an agreement, and according to Trotter, the union executive committee still needs to approve the extension.

But both sides -- and, more importantly, the fans -- find themselves in a better place Friday than they were Thursday at the same time.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Report: NFL, NFLPA agree to 7-day extension

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Since: Jun 22, 2010
Posted on: March 4, 2011 2:38 pm
 

Report: NFL, NFLPA agree to 7-day extension

Great...7 more days to string us along..


Just go to court and get this over with!!!


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