NFL, players association have ‘positive meeting’

Representatives from the NFLPA met with NFL management representatives on Tuesday in New York. League spokesperson Greg Aiello termed it “a positive meeting,” adding, “we look forward to more constructive discussions.”

Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy and Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome were among the representatives on the management side, according to a league source.

George Atallah, a spokesperson for the NFLPA, released a statement, saying: “Today’s meeting was good. We discussed some non-core CBA issues. Another meeting is scheduled in the coming weeks at which time we will respond to the league’s non-economic proposals.”

The sides have met several times already this year and plan more talks. If a new labor agreement is not reached by the start of the 2010 league year, then it will be uncapped. Should an extension not be struck by 2011, there is the possibility of a work stoppage.

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