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NFL Lockout 2011: Owners, Players Agree To 24-Hour Extension Of NFL CBA Expiration Deadline

With the CBA set to expire at 9:00pm pacific this evening and a 2:00pm pacific deadline for the NFLPA to decertify itself, the NFL owners and players have agreed to extend the deadline 24 hours to tomorrow night. This could open the door for additional extensions or even a deal being done in the next 24 hours. I’d expect the former more than the latter, but we can always hope, can’t we?

While I do think this extension can only be considered a positive step forward, it doesn’t mean a deal is imminent. It’s possible the two sides could work out a two week (or some other time frame) extension and these 24 hours are meant to see if that can be worked out. If the two sides think a deal can be done in the next couple weeks they’ll work on a longer extension. However, if over the next 24 hours they’re not sensing enough progress, then maybe the legal issues officially come into play. Whatever the case, it’ll likely end up being another deadline discussion tomorrow.