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Two days of talks draw mixed reports
Posted Apr. 15 at 10:34 PM
The NFL and former player's union met for 14 hours over two days last week. If you're wondering how things went, well, it depends who you ask.
NFL.Network's Albert Breer said a source termed the talks "serious", which sounds promising. The sides will break until Tuesday, but then will meet again to hopefully hammer out a deal.
But a report in The New York Daily News seemed less optimistic. Sources there termed the talks "tough" and the progress "slow," and said both sides seemed resigned to wait for Judge Susan Nelson to rule on the players' request to end the lockout. If both sides truly are waiting for that ruling, it's unlikely anything will get resolved.
With the draft now less than two weeks away, time is running out for what we'd all like to see -- a resolution that enables free agency, and trades, to happen. If the impasse stretches past the draft, it's a negative for teams hoping to acquire, or trade, one of the veteran quarterbacks on the market.
Hopefully the more optimistic view is correct, and something will get done this week.
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