The last few weeks have featured more and more optimism regarding the future of the NFL lockout. A contingent of owners and players have met six times this month and there's a feeling among league executives that a new CBA could be completed as soon as the end of the month.
After months and months of pessimism, it's a very good feeling to know a deal could be coming within weeks. That said, it's not done yet.
Tuesday will represent another step in the talks as NFL owners and team executives will head to Chicago for a meeting which will update them on the status of the talks with the players. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to address the owners concerns of where they stand with the current talks, and what kind of concessions the owners are making, and generally everything they've discussed with the players.
Not every owner will be happy. We know that. Goodell's job is to get at least 24 of the 32 owners to accept a deal. Some will hate the details he shares with the owners and others will love it. He needs to get as many of them as possible on the same page moving forward.
Let's hope at least 24 of these owners agree with the way things are going. That means we're that much closer to our normal football lives.
Stay tuned for more NFL lockout news.