The Collective Bargaining Agreement was due to expire at 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday. However, the NFL and the NFLPA met for over eight hours on Thursday with federal mediator George Cohen in Washington D.C. and have agreed to extend the CBA for another 24 hours.
According to NFL Network, the paperwork for the CBA extension has to be signed off by U.S. District Judge David Doty in Minnesota before it becomes official. Doty is in his chambers in Minnesota and is ready to review anything that is presented to him.
The NFL Network's report does not state whether the rules in the CBA will remain the same during any extension. Jason LaCanfora of NFL Network posted on Twitter that the 24-hour extension may simply provide the time necessary to agree to terms on a longer extension.
In 2006, the NFL and the NFLPA agreed to extend the CBA and a deal was eventually reached.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 6:30 p.m., March 3