Hours before the recently extended collective bargaining agreement was set to expire, the NFL and National Football League Players Association agreed to further extend the deadline. The new CBA expiration time is 5 pm ET on March 11.
This is good news, as it means the two sides are inching closer to a resolution. Though the distance between the two remains oceanic, any progress is good news for football fans.
The downside for the Atlanta Falcons is that the team can’t sign any free agents or re-sign any of its current players, as everything is pretty much in limbo, which is a term you may be unfamiliar with if you haven’t seen Inception. That’s where it was invented.
The team recently offered Jason Snelling and put a first-round tender on Brent Grimes, both moves that will have to be resolved at a later date.
The owners and players will resume spitting at each other’s foreheads from competing golden racecars on Monday.