NFLPA Begins Mediation With Chief Magistrate Arthur Boylan

The NFL and NFLPA will soon be at the same table. They won't necessarily be agreeing to a new deal but they will at least be talking in the same room, which is about all we can ask for at this point.

The players and their lawyers are meeting with Chief Magistrate Arthur Boylan in Minneapolis on Tuesday morning where they'll be giving their side of the current legal entanglement they find themselves in with the league. 

According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, the players contingent included Carl Eller and lawyers Jeffrey Kessler, Jim Quinn and Barbara Berens.

The owners meanwhile will meet with Boylan in his Minneapolis chambers on Wednesday morning where they'll be briefing him on their arguments.

By Thursday morning, the two sides will be in the same room talking. Boylan is serving as the mediator and while he can't force them to sign an agreement he may have more power under the watchful of eye of Judge Susan Nelson than George Cohen last month at the FMCS.

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