Its just over 70 days until the Eagles are supposed to kick off the season, meaning its crunch time for the league and players if they want to make a deal happen before missing anything significant on the NFL calendar.
With the pressure on, the NFLPA and the NFL owners are set to meet for four straight days this week in Minneapolis. Both Commissioner Rodger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith are expected to be there. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the lawyers will not be far away, ready to come in and put the fine details on a deal if needed. No players or owners will be present.
Of course, last time the two sides met and the lawyers came in, it got so tense in the room DeMaurice Smith had to kick them out. This will mark the first time that the two sides will have met for four days in a week, as opposed to the two day sessions they have been having so far.
With a percentage (48.5) out there, it will be interesting to see how fast negotiations go. If the NFLPA accepts that percentage, things could go very fast as issues such as the 18 game schedule have rumored to have been already worked out.
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