The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to meet for four straight days in Minneapolis, NFL.com reported Tuesday. However, the players and owners would not be part of the meetings this time around.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith will be meeting with their respective staffs, according to the report.
Observers see the multiple-day meetings as a good sign. Getting in as much negotiating for a new CBA before the July 4 weekend could set the stage for continued progress toward a new agreement.