By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, January 31st, 2011 at 2:49 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The following statement was released jointly by the National Football League and the National Football League Players Association on negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement:
NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and Commissioner Roger Goodell met today in New York to discuss a range of issues related to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. As part of a process to intensify negotiations, they agreed to hold a formal bargaining session with both negotiating teams on Saturday in the Dallas area. They also agreed to a series of meetings over the next few weeks, both formal bargaining sessions and smaller group meetings, in an effort to reach a new agreement by early March.