The week in labor news started with a bang Monday morning, and we’ve spent part of the day clarifying matters, looking ahead at obstacles, and wondering how the league will work after the lockout ends.
Lost in all of this: The process towards a deal continues Monday, albeit slowly.
Albert Breer of NFL.com reports that lawyers for the NFL and NFLPA* met separately this morning. They will get together this afternoon to go over language and details as groundwork for a future deal.
It remains uncertain when NFL owners (and players) will return to the mix. Owners are “prepared” to be at meetings on Tuesday if necessary. There will reportedly be some negotiations between players and owners Tuesday, but it could be via video conference. Face-to-face talks will re-start Wednesday at the latest, likely in New York City.
(Maybe that’s why not much has been said about labor talks Monday. Not much going on yet.)