The NFL and NFLPA made a joint statement to the press. It is posted below.
The discussions this week have been constructive and progress has been made on a wide range of issues. Our legal and financial teams will continue to work through the weekend. We will continue to respect the confidentiality orders of Chief Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan and will therefore refrain from commenting on specific issues or aspects of the negotiations. We will provide additional information as developments in this process continue.
It is difficult to say how much progress has really been made. Even so, it has to be a good thing. This is the first time the two sides have come out in public and acknowledged things are going well. It confirms the talk that things are getting close. Let us all just hope things continue to go well and there are no hang ups along the way.