Reports: NFL players and owners will continue talks this week in Boston-area suburb
|06.21.11 at 5:56 pm ET|
The NFL owners and players will reportedly meet on Wednesday and Thursday this week in a suburb of Boston in the latest attempt to bring an end to the lockout.
The two sides, led by commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith, are hoping to continue the reported momentum that has been generated over the last two weeks, momentum that has sparked cautious optimism that a deal between the two sides could be reached sooner rather than later.
In a brief session with reporters on Tuesday, Goodell acknowledged the “urgency” of the situation if the two sides do indeed want the preseason to begin on time, adding, “time is moving quickly, and we are fast approaching the training camp period.” Patriots owner Robert Kraft spoke briefly with reporters on his way out of the meeting, saying, “It’s good that things are moving in the right direction. We’ve got a lot of hard work to do.”
The work stoppage, which reached 101 days on Tuesday, is the longest in NFL history.
Latest from Bleacher Report
- The Redemption of Josh McDaniels: Failure Taught Pats OC How to Pick His...
- Julian Edelman Comments on His Role Against Bills in Week 4
- Anthony Johnson Released by Patriots: Latest Comments and Reaction
- Jacoby Brissett Injury: Updates on Patriots QB's Thumb and Return
- Jacoby Brissett, QBs Making Their First Career Start Under Belichick Are...
- Shorthanded Patriots Send Emphatic Message That They Are Team to Beat in...
- Patriots vs. Texans: Full Report Card Grades for New England