Reports have surfaced indicating that the NFL Owners and Players are attempting to get a deal done by the end of today or tomorrow. Owners and Players are meeting today in Manhattan, and speculation is that they are hammering out the terms of a new deal.
NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell & NFLPA Head DeMaurice Smith
The two sides have until roughly July 15 to sign a new deal before it would affect the Pre-Season. The owners do not want to miss any Pre-Season games, since tickets are full price even though players do not get paid for those games, essentially giving ownership 4 games of pure profit.
NFL insider Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the plantiffs in the Tom Brady led lawsuit against the NFL have been invited to a conference call this evening.
All signs point toward a new Collective Bargaining Agreement being signed soon. Stay tuned.