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NFL owners to meet on labor expiration day, March 3

CBSSports.com wire reports

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- NFL owners will meet on March 3, the final day of the current collective bargaining agreement.

It is possible the owners will call for a lockout of the players if negotiations with the union are not progressing sufficiently.

All 32 owners are expected to be at the meeting in Fort Lauderdale that follows two days of committee meetings that were previously scheduled.

NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith repeatedly has said he expects a lockout. Talks broke down last week in Washington.

The owners opted out of the CBA in 2008.

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