When the owners last met on December 15 in Atlanta, it was assumed they’d reconvene in conjunction with the Super Bowl.
They’ll get together even sooner than that.
Per a league source, the owners will meet on January 18 in Atlanta, which could be the site of the NFC title game only five days later.
The session most likely arises from the ongoing labor situation, and the lack of any real urgency by either side to hammer out terms before the current deal expires on March 3.
If there’s going to be any shot at working out a new CBA before the end of the present CBA, plans need to be made quickly for intensive negotiating sessions. Hopefully, the NFL will finalize those plans on January 18.