More Encouraging Signs Point to Possibility of NFL Lockout Resolution


With the NFL and NFLPA providing little insight into their secret talks, the media is left to glean “updates” from what appear to be reactions to whatever action is taking place.

NFL.com’s Albert Breer reported yesterday that the Baltimore Ravens had extended the contracts of their assistant coaches. Breer:

Back in January, the Ravens signed head coach John Harbaugh to a three-year extension, through 2014, but held off on their assistants with the lockout looming. Baltimore planned to take care of the assistants after the labor situation was resolved, but decided to get a jump on it and took care of the group now.

In another sign that talks are serious and hopefully nearing a resolution, ESPN’s Adam Schefter hit twitter this morning with news that next week’s owners meeting could run longer than originally scheduled:

FWIW: League sent memo to teams last night, advising them to be prepared to stay overnight during next Tuesday’s NFL meetings in Chicago.

Albert Breer confirmed:

Can confirm that owners were asked to keep schedules open next week, in case June 21 meeting spills into Tuesday night or Wednesday.

[Update] NFL.com has a story about the latest round of “secret” talks on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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