Everyone seems to recognize that this is a crucial weeks as far as NFL labor negotiations are concerned. So what are the chances that a resolution is reached this week? ESPN’s John Clayton put it in the 98 to 99 percent rage during his appearance on 710 AM in Los Angeles.
Clayton states that the negotiations are down to one issue: rookie contracts. While the sticking point is with the length of rookie deals for first rounders, he says that no one should find it wise to risk the 2011 season over whether or not rookies can receive up to a five year contract.
The entire interview runs about nine and a half minutes, listen here.