Things are moving along swiftly in the NFL labor negotiation department. According to Adam Schefter, it was possible for an agreement in principle to be made by the end of the day yesterday, but it never happened.
It appears that progress will continue into the weekend as the two sides plan to discuss player safety and health concerns so that the deal can be put into place as soon as possible.
According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, a new CBA is likely by later next week, which would mean Broncos players can immediately get to work.
All reports point to NFL owners and players signing off on a new collective bargaining agreement by next Thursday. Once there’s an agreement, the lockout would end and players can pretty much immediately report to team trainer Steve Antonopulos and strength and conditioning coach Rich Tuten and the team’s facilities. – Mike Klis (Denver Post)
A lost NFL season appears to be far from reality, but a little tap on some wood would never hurt anybody.