NFL players and owners agree on seven-day extension for CBA talks
|03.04.11 at 2:05 pm ET|
The NFL owners and players have agreed on a seven-day extension in the talks for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The two sides, who are working to avoid the first work stoppage in NFL history since 1987, were initially facing a Thursday midnight deadline, but they agreed that afternoon to a 24-hour extension. Now, both sides have extended that again until next Friday. According to reports, both sides will take the weekend off and get back to talking in Washington, D.C. on Monday.
“This will advise that, at the request of FMCS Director George Cohen, we have agreed to extend the expiration of the CBA for seven days through next Friday, March 11, 2011,” the NFL informed teams in a statement. “During that time, further negotiations will take place under the auspices of Mr. Cohen and his colleagues.”
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, no roster moves will be permitted during deadline extension.