Wednesday’s mediated session between the NFL and NFLPA has brought out the big guns, at least on the player’s side.
For the first time in the negotiations, NFLPA President Kevin Mawae will be be in attendance. Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that Drew Brees is also in the house.
Breer notes that all eleven members of the NFLPA executive committee and both retired members have now attended the negotiations over the last two weeks. There has only been one owner at the sessions until today.
As Florio mentioned, NFL owners are in town because their labor committee broke bread last night. The owners will continue to meet this afternoon, after the initial mediation session. It’s possible mediation will continue in the evening after the owner’s meeting.
If there are no sessions tonight, it’s time to make your lockout plans for 12:01 a.m. ET on March 4.