Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated has reported that the National Football League Player's Association has approved a seven day extension on talks for a new collective bargaining agreement. The new deadline for talks between the two parties is now next Friday, March 11, at 5:00 P.M. EST.
That talks are being extended is extremely encouraging. There is sentiment that a deal is likely to get done in the near-future, hopefully within the time frame of the current extension. That an extension was agreed upon by both parties is a testament to progress being made as well.