According to a report by the Associated Press, the NFL and the Players’ Union are discussing the possibility of extending the deadline to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the federal mediator overseeing the negotiations wants the proceedings kept private.
The league and players’ union are meeting for a 10th day with a federal mediator. The current CBA is due to expire at midnight, eastern time.
Without a new CBA, the league could lock out the players. The union also could decertify and have the players take their labor fight with the league to court.
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