Posted by Josh Katzowitz
It appears that today’s negotiations between the NFL and the NFLPA are completed for the night, and according to NFL.com’s Albert Breer, they didn’t exactly go well.
Writes the entrenched Breer: “I'm told smaller issues continue to be worked out. But the problems in the core areas that need to be resolved remain. So there was very little progress in the core areas today. They'll continue to try tomorrow. Frustrating for the parties, clearly.”
It’s not out of the realm out of possibility that the two groups (or some representatives of the two groups) could regroup and continue meeting tonight. When he was leaving the meetings earlier this evening, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said, “Just taking a break, long day, probably coming back (tonight).”
Either way, the news of today’s meetings isn’t exactly positive, especially since Saints QB Drew Brees said earlier today that an agreement on a new CBA was “very close” and that “few details” remain to be negotiated.
Those comments, though, have been trampled upon by various reports throughout the day which claim that Brees overstated what’s actually happening in the negotiating room.
So, to sum up: there’s still a lockout, and it might or might not be solved sometime soon.
For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed.