NEW YORK - Lawyers for the two sides in the NFL's labor dispute are meeting separately Monday before getting together later in the day.
Owners and players are set to talk again beginning Tuesday, after two days of long negotiations last week.
With training camps scheduled to open in less than two weeks for some teams, time is growing short to reach an agreement to end the nearly four-month lockout without a disruption to the preseason.
The sides plan to negotiate in New York, where last Friday's talks in New York were slowed by differences over the rookie wage scale and guidelines for unrestricted free agents.
Mediator Arthur Boylan is on vacation this week. He has ordered the two sides to meet before him in Minneapolis on July 19.