Early Friday afternoon, the NFL owners and NFL Players Association agreed to extend the deadline for labor negotiations to next Friday, Mar. 11, at 5 p.m. This comes a day after they originally agreed to extend Thursday's 11:59 p.m. EST deadline by 24-hours.
Adam Schefter originally reported the extension and added that mediation will likely continue Monday. The extension is only for CBA talks -- no roster moves will be allowed over the next seven days.
The extension was a best-case scenario for those who want to see NFL games this fall -- it was very unlikely that the two sides would reach a new deal on Friday, but an extension represents that the two sides may think they'll be able to agree on a new CBA sooner rather than later. it also means (hopefully) we won't be dealing with this in August.
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