The NFL requested that a couple of executives from each team report to Atlanta for Thursday's owners meetings. The idea being that the owners would vote to approve the new labor deal and the executives, like GMs and team presidents, would sit down for a seminar on some of the nuts and bolts of the new collective bargaining agreement.
Those team executives were in Atlanta at a hotel to prepare for the seminar but have now been told there will be no meeting today.
NFL Network's Jason La Canfora says not to read too much into this yet. The owners and executives understood that this could spill into Friday.
We're still waiting to hear the result of the owners vote -- many expect them to approve it -- and then the next step will be hearing from the players, who are scheduled for a conference call at 8:00 p.m. with NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith.
The process of ending the lockout is, as usual, taking a little longer than we expected.