Report: Players, owners agree to seven straight days of meetings

Posted Feb. 17, 2011 @ 7:04 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The NFL and NFLPA will negotiate for seven consecutive days to try to work out their differences in negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, according to the Web site ProFootballTalk.com.

Talks have stalled for the past week since the owners walked out of a Feb. 9 meeting after the players had proposed sharing all of the league's revenue, with each side getting 50 percent. Earlier today, the owners and players agreed to meet on Friday in a session overseen by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and that is expected to be the first of the seven meetings.

The way we see it

This is obviously great progress for the two sides, who have not only agreed when to meet, but to meet for such an extended period of time. While it is still unlikely a deal will be met before the March 3 deadline, the owners and players should be able to make clear progress during weeklong meetings.