By Barry Wilner, AP Pro Football Writer

BOSTON (AP) РNFL owners and players are in the Boston area to resume negotiations toward a new collective bargaining  greement, a person with knowledge of the talks is telling The Associated Press.

Commissioner Roger Goodell and members of his labor committee are meeting Wednesday with players’ association chief¬† DeMaurice Smith and several players. A day earlier, NFL owners were briefed on recent progress about a new CBA.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the negotiations are confidential.

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Both sides seemed optimistic about reaching an agreement after owners were briefed about new CBA that would net the players just under 50 percent of total revenues.

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An NFL-imposed lockout has been in place since March 12.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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