NFL Lockout News Hard To Come By; NFL, NFLPA Resume Talks Monday

News on the NFL lockout is somewhat hard to come by these days because neither side is officially talking to the media. On Friday, after the two sides had agreed to a one-week extension, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith addressed the media but didn't give any specifics on where they stood in negotiations, at the request of the federal mediator, George Cohen.

So the last update we had was that Friday when the deadline was extended. The two sides spent the weekend strategizing on their next move within their own camps. On Monday morning, both teams will be traveling to resume the talks and by Monday afternoon negotiations are expected to take place.

The good news is that the two sides are talking and it appears there's at least some momentum to getting a deal done. Reports have indicated that an extension of this length likely means a new deal is coming. There are a lot of different issues and, because of the media blackout, we don't really know where they stand on those key issues.

It's believed the biggest issue is how to split the $9 billion revenue and the last we heard they were far off on that one. That said, we're hoping the federal mediator can bring some sense into the argument and find a middle ground.

As we stand now, we're five days away from the end of the NFL as we know it or five days away from a new deal. Let's hope it's the latter.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.