Players Union And NFL Agree To 24-Hour Extension

NFL, union agree to 24-hour deadline extension

      WASHINGTON (AP) – A member of the players' negotiating team says
the union and the NFL have agreed to a 24-hour extension in labor
talks.
      Just hours before the end of the NFL's collective bargaining
agreement, due to expire at midnight on Thursday, NFLPA executive
committee member Jeff Saturday said the two sides opted to continue
discussions aimed at maintaining the labor peace that the NFL has
enjoyed since 1987.
      The league and players' union were meeting for a 10th day with
mediator George Cohen.
      
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