WASHINGTON (AP) — Use a 24-hour extension to get a longer reprieve.
That appeared to be the approach for the NFL and the players' union Friday.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and several league executives arrived at the offices of federal mediator George Cohen in the morning, with the current collective bargaining agreement set to expire at midnight. Both groups agreed to a 24-hour extension on Thursday, with another extension on the agenda.
Each side was expected to meet separately with Cohen before any negotiations would be held.