The NFL players' scheduled conference call Thursday afternoon to discuss the labor situation was postponed, according to a player source.
The postponement of that call. which was to update players on the current talks, could be a sign that there is a potential for the possibility of extending the talks past the 12 a.m. Friday deadline.
According to the source, the owners have done little negotiating in the meetings so far, and optimism isn't abound from the players' side, but this call could be to extend the talks -- which would be the first real good sign for both sides.
The union is considering decertifying, but they would have to do that by 4 p.m. today. That would seem like a last resort.
An extension of the talks would help generate some dialogue between the two sides and might prevent a lockout, which has seemed inevitable the past month or so.