Report: Goodell has freedom to move drastically to make a deal

3/11/2011 12:23:49 PM


According to Peter King of SI.com, one NFL source said that on a conference call with owners Thursday, commissioner Roger Goodell was given the freedom to move drastically, if need be, to make a deal with players. There were indications Goodell would present a last, best offer to the players this morning, one that might have a significant concession about financial transparency in the 32 NFL teams' audited financial statements, which is the sticking point with players in these talks.

Finally, there were some indications that there were talks into the night Thursday by some in the negotiations, trying to figure out some way to find common ground. If some progress could be made, those close to the talks said this morning, there might be reason for the two sides to agree to another extension that could keep the two sides talking into next week.

According to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network, the NFLPA considering latest proposal from the NFL now, mulling options of dissolving or continuing talks.