There’s an unmistakable sense of urgency regarding labour negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA as we inch closer to the March 4th lockout date that would ensure the loss of millions of dollars by both sides.
Many had wondered if talks would pick up this week and overshadow Super Bowl XLV, and sure enough, Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith have agreed to meet on Saturday.
This statement comes straight from the Twitter account of NFL Senior VP of Public Relations Greg Aiello:
“Joint NFL-NFLPA statement: ‘DeMaurice Smith & Roger Goodell met today in NY to discuss a range of issues related to a new CBA. As part of a process to intensify negotiations, they agreed to hold a formal bargaining session wboth negotiating teams Sat in Dallas. They also agreed to a series of meetings over the next few weeks, both formal bargaining sessions & smaller group meetings, in an effort to reach a new agreement by early March.’ End of joint NFL-NFLPA statement on CBA meetings.”
This is definitely a step in the right direction, but we still don’t expect an agreement any time soon.
NOW WATCH: Briefing videos
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.