Things have been really heating up the past few days in relation to labor talks and rumor has it that a new deal might actually get done as early as next week. Today, the NFL and the trade association formerly known as the NFLPA released another joint statement, updating fans on the status of labor negotiations:
"Discussions between NFL owners and players under the auspices of Chief Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan took place again this week and will continue. At the request of Judge Boylan, both sides have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of the substance of the talks."
NFL attendees at this week's meetings included: Commissioner Roger Goodell and labor committee members Jerry Richardson (Carolina), Clark Hunt (Kansas City), Robert Kraft (New England), John Mara (New York Giants) and Dean Spanos (San Diego).
Leading the representation of the players were: DeMaurice Smith, Kevin Mawae, Domonique Foxworth, Tony Richardson, Jeff Saturday, and Brian Waters.
Keep talking, boys. Keep talking.