The NFL and NFLPA continue to work on a new labor agreement so that we can lift the NFL lockout and get back to our normal football offseason. The latest development comes via the news that the league's owners, who are scheduled to meet on June 21, have been told to prepare to stay overnight.
We're grasping here but that's perhaps an indication of some optimism. Mike Florio of PFT wonders if next week's meeting will include a pre-approval of a future labor deal.
Even if a deal remains days or weeks away as of next Tuesday, the owners could choose to pre-approve the final terms to be offered by the negotiating team, eliminating the need for a vote once an agreement in principle is reached between the folks hashing out the details.
Interesting point. Logistically, it makes more sense for them to pre-approve the terms of a deal in which they would accept so that the negotiating team knows exactly what to aim for and a deal in principle can be reached.
It should be noted though that the overnight stay has as much of a chance of meaning nothing as it does something. Hopefully, our optimism is rewarded in the near future.
Stay tuned for more NFL lockout news.