PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – NFL owners opted out of the current collective bargaining agreement in 2008 and are now scheduling a meeting on the final day before it expires.
Many believe this has been in the works for a long time, and the owners will call for a lockout if there is no agreement with the players.
The owners were previously scheduled to meet in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. March 1-2 for committee meetings.
Last week, the owners and players’ union meet to discuss a new CBA, but talks broke down and the owners canceled a meeting with the players.
The owners want to increase their percentage of revenue sharing between the players, increase the regular season to 18 games and install a rookie wage scale.
Last Friday, CBSSports.com senior NFL writer Clark Judge told the FAN Morning Show that despite the owners call for an increase of regular season schedule, it is completely negotiable.