Michael Silver’s piece for Yahoo! Sports about Thursday’s CBA session should be required reading for NFL fans. It’s probably the most hopeful and substantive bit of labor news we’ve seen in five years.
Silver wrote that both sides would view another extension of talks Friday as nearly an “ironclad statement that a deal is forthcoming.”
While there is a long way to go before an agreement is reached, more cautious optimism is beginning to slip out of Washington.
SI’s Peter King was told by a source that “serious, significant progress” was made on key issues Thursday. “This is not a sham, but it is very fragile,” the source said.
Significant progress, even if it’s fragile, is a bit step from where we were Wednesday.