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NFL Lockout News: Meetings Between NFL And Union Go 'Better Than Expected' On Wednesday

The NFL and the player's union have about 12 hours to come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement, or face the uncertainty of a lockout. The two sides don't appear to be close enough to one another to make an agreement happen, but there are some signs of progress. According to reports, the two sides had a meeting yesterday that went "better than expected."

That said, Don Banks of SI.com tweeted that a source tells him Wednesday's meeting between the NFL and NFLPA -- which included several owners and active players -- went "better than expected". Unfortunately for fans who want football, this could just as easily mean, 'We were 100 miles apart and now we're just 99 miles apart.'

That last sentence is kind of a bummer, but regardless, progress is being made. This is the first time that we have heard that any progress is being made. It may not mean that the two can come to terms before midnight, but it could signify that the two sides could reach an agreement sometime before September, which would salvage the Regular Season.

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