MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 17: NFL lawyer Jeff Pash (L), NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Art Rooney II (R), president of the Pittsburgh Steelers arrive for court ordered mediation at the U.S. Courthouse on May 17, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As the NFL lockout remains in place mediation was ordered after a hearing on an antitrust lawsuit filed by NFL players against the NFL owners after labor talks between the two broke down in March. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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24 Hour Extension Granted For NFLPA And Owner Negotiations

Per the NFL Network, a 24-hour extension has been granted for the negotiations between the players and owners in the ongoing labor dispute.

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Chris Mortensen of ESPN later confirms, and adds that fans shouldn't "get too excited." However, I find it hard to believe that the sides agreed to an arbitrary 24-hour extension if they were still so far apart. It is most likely nothing, as Mortensen implies, but it could be cause for minor hope.

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