NFL | Owners tentatively scheduled to meet Tuesday
Mon, 27 Feb 2006 17:49:52 -0800

Updating previous reports, Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports league owners are tentatively scheduled to meet via conference call Tuesday, Feb. 28, to discuss the status of collective bargaining agreement negotiations. Two owners said they had delayed their departures from Indianapolis to accommodate the timing of the conference call. Multiple owners and officials have been rumblings of progress and are optimistic a deal will be in place by the end of the week. If a deal is reached before Friday, March 3, it is likely the start of free agency will be delayed one week to allow teams to recalculate their salary cap status.