The NFL and the NFLPA issued a joint statement on Friday and declared that both sides will continue to work on an labor agreement Saturday and Sunday.
The parties have a meeting with chief magistrate Arthur J. Boylan, the court-appointed mediator, on Tuesday in Minneapolis. The league will hold a special meeting at a hotel near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Thursday.
“The discussions this week have been constructive and progress has been made on a wide range of issues,” the release said. “Our legal and financial teams will continue to work through the weekend. We will continue to respect the confidentiality orders of Chief Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan and will therefore refrain from commenting on specific issues or aspects of the negotiations. We will provide additional information as developments in this process continue.”
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog