That's what the 24-hour extension tells me about the NFL owners.
Player sources have indicated the NFL owners have done little in terms of negotiating, but the 24-hour extension says they might be ready to do so.
I've maintained all along that a deal would get done sooner rather than later, but I've lost some of that optimism the past couple of weeks after talking with player, union and league sources.
Now we have a glimmer of hope. This is a good sign.
Not a great sign. A good one.
But at this point, we'll take anything.