NFL Lockout: CBA Negotiations Continue Between NFL, NFLPA

The NFL and NFLPA continue to negotiate for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement and the owners side got a little firepower on Tuesday with the addition of Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, who will attend the mediation session. It's unclear if New York Giants owner John Mara, who attended Monday's talks, will be in attendance.

(Interesting to note that Clark Hunt and John Mara are the sons of two of the most influential owners in NFL history in Lamar Hunt and Wellington Mara.)

The owners will be joined by Commissioner Roger Goodell and other NFL negotiators. 

The players, as usual, have several players joining the talks in addition to NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith. One note is that NFLPA lawyer Jeffrey Kessler will also attend Tuesday's talks. NFLPA president Kevin Mawae will also be a late addition to the mediation session.

The deadline to do a deal is this Friday and, according to various reports, it doesn't sound like that one's likely to be extended (though things can change). Let's hope, though, that the two sides have made enough progress in the last week that Friday is a realistic deadline.

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