Report: NFL and officials are talking

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Amid PFT-propagated rumors that the NFL and the locked-out game officials are negotiating for the first time in weeks, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that, while there’s no formal meeting, the two sides are talking.

Breer says via Twitter that the two sides are exchanging “numbers and ideas,” and that the talks “signify progress.”

Progress is very good news, given that the two sides aren’t that far apart.  So let’s get it done and then tell the replacement officials that the only replacing they’ll be doing this year involves batteries, light bulbs, and/or Band-Aids.

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