Reaching a deal not a done deal

June 17, 2011 - 11:59 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Reaching a labor deal soon hardly is a done deal in the NFL.

League owners will be updated on recent negotiations with the players when they meet in Chicago on Tuesday. They've been told to prepare to stay an extra day because of the complexity of the proposals both sides have discussed in meetings the last three weeks.

Getting the required 24 of 32 owners to agree on what day it can be difficult, let alone something as complex as a new collective bargaining agreement. And there has been enough pushback from owners familiar with those proposals that progress made recently might not lead to an agreement in the next few weeks.