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Labor talks progress

Updated: May 12, 2008, 10:07 PM ET

NFL Players Association executive director Gene Upshaw described last Thursday's labor negotiation session with an owners' committee as a "first step in the process," according to the NFLPA Web site. He figures the owners will opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement in November because the previous extension was too costly for owners. The one encouraging piece of news is that Upshaw said, "We made it clear that we are willing to discuss their financial condition, but we cannot expect ...

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