We don’t have much to report yet on Thursday’s mediated negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA just yet. Few people covering the story, however, hold out much hope for good news.
The best case scenario at this point is for an extension to the CBA talks. Mark Maske of the Washington Post said Wednesday night that was possible, although unlikely.
Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal writes that a press release is expected from the NFL this afternoon. He expects the release to be an announcement of a lockout.
The NFLPA also could decertify and file an injunction in the meantime. Good times.
UPDATE: NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports the NFL is prepared to reveal more financial data during today’s session. That’s a step.