NEW YORK - The NFL and its players are making progress in labor negotiations being held Tuesday at an undisclosed location in the Washington area.
A person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press that the two sides are headed in the right direction and that lawyers for the owners and players "are back in the room" after being excluded from sessions the past two weeks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the meeting are not being made public.
Two other people familiar with the talks say a framework for a new collective bargaining agreement could be in place before the owners' meetings next Tuesday in Chicago. Owners have been told by the league to prepare to stay beyond one day in Chicago.