NFL, NFLPA Agree To 24-Hour CBA Extension To Avoid Lockout

Facing a potential NFL lockout and NFLPA decertification, I take this as great news:

The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to a 24-hour extension of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. The CBA was set to expire at midnight but this gives each side another 24 hours to figure out where we go from here.

According to various reports, it was the owners who pushed for the extension. We're not sure exactly why but likely they didn't want to take the (likely) chance the NFLPA files for decertification making this a court battle. If the NFLPA were to do so, they would need to file before the end of the CBA. This gives them an extra 24 hours.

it's unclear if the union gained anything by agreeing to an extension. Reports indicated that, because the owners were pushing the extension, the players wanted something in return to agree to it.

What's important over these 24 hours is that the two sides either A.) come to an agreement or B.) make enough progress to issue another extension so that an agreement -- without taking things too far into courtroom -- can be made.

So that's where we stand with the NFL lockout right now. Everything is pushed back 24 hours and once again we wait.

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