The rubber meets the road today in the onging labor negotiations between the NFL owners and the league's Players Association. The current deadlines that exist today are twofold. First, the current collective bargaining agreement that was set to expire on March 3 but was extended until today will expire at 11:49 p.m. tonight intiating a player lock-out by the owners.
The more pressing deadline is the decision to decertify the current players' union and put this whole matter into the hands of the courts. The union has until 5 p.m. today to file the necessary paperwork to go this route.
The third option would be to extend the existing CBA for the third time in an effort to keep the current talks alive in hopes of closing the gaps that remain between both sides.
Below is a link to all the news from the NFL this week as originally posted on ATS Sportsline
News & Notes from the NFL- March 11