Goodell said, "We're going back to work hard again," but gave no indication what he expects to happen.
Cohen already has gotten the union to agree to a seven- to 10-day extension to the talks, but still awaits the owners' response, a source told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.
If the CBA expires, the owners could lock out the players, and the union could decertify to try and prevent that through the courts -- something the NFLPA did in 1989.
I think from what i read, the owners are caving to these extensions because they really WANT to get something worked out because Judge Doty is going to put their TV income in escrow until something is settled, and the owners with new stadiums will be on the hook for millions of dollars to pay of the mortgages on their stadiums. They were hoping they would have access to that 4B i believe it was...but Doty sided with the players again.
I dont know when this will all get settled, but id very surprised if there is a lockout this year...the owners are going to get slammed if there is.