PROGRESS: I'm told it continues at a steady pace in the collective bargaining agreement negotiations between representatives of the players and owners. It was the kind of steady plodding that's been happening for weeks. A person familiar with the talks -- which happened in Boston on Wednesday-- explained both sides continue to negotiate and every day that happens we're a day closer to football. The talks are expected to continue on Thursday.
My belief: we remain on the track of a deal reached by the end of the month or early July. Mid-July at the latest. Nothing has happened in talks to derail that belief.
A big issue remains "true ups." Get used to that phrase. You're going to hear it a lot. True ups basically are about projected revenue. They continue to also debate rookie contracts. Both sides agree they need to be controlled.
The bottom line: the two sides keep talking and that's good news.
See you Friday.