We’ve got our next date to circle on the NFL labor calendar.
The preliminary injunction hearing to possibly lift the lockout is scheduled for April 6 before Judge Susan Nelson. As Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal notes, that means Judge David Doty will not preside over the case.
We’ll have more on the implications of the scheduled hearing in the coming hours. (And days and weeks. There won’t be much else happening.)
As Florio noted on PFT Live, there is nothing preventing the owners and players from making headway in negotiations in the meantime.