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NFL Lockout: Owners, Players Unlikely To Reach Agreement Thurdsay

The NFL Lockout seems like it's entering the final stages, but a deal most likely won't be reached by Thursday night, according to sources of ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

It still is expected that negotiations will spill into early next week to achieve a "done deal," the sources said. Even with progress, there are unresolved issues that require further negotiations. (via ESPN)

Owners and players association representatives met again on Thursday at a law firm in Manhattan, with hopes of reaching an outline for a new CBA by the end of the business day on Friday.

In addition to NFL commisioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft was in attendance at Thursday's meeting, along with NFLPA president Kevin Mawae, New York Giants owner John Mara and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Perhaps a sign of good things in store, the two sides have agreed to meet and continue talks through the weekend if a new deal isn't reached before Friday. Neither side has met on the weekend in the last month.

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