A week of wait-and-see regarding the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations has produced... another week of wait-and-see regarding the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations.
Multiple outlets are reporting that the NFL and the NFLPA have agreed to a seven-day extension of the current CBA set to run through next Friday, March 11 at 5:00 PM Eastern time. The two sides will take the weekend off, then re-convene in Washington next Monday for more negotiation sessions under the watchful eye of federal mediator George Cohen.
NFL teams will not be permitted to make transactions during that time frame. There are also early reports that the two sides will not create further extensions after next week, making a week from today the final drop-dead date on this thing. At that point, we'll either get a new CBA, or we'll get a lockout. At any rate, this will give us a few days to focus on football again, before diving straight back into the legalese of negotiation. Keep your fingers crossed.