Avril, for one, is surprisingly positive about his chances for a deal. He told Adam Schein on NFL Sirius XM Radio that he was "very optimistic" a deal will be completed by Monday's deadline.
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"I think we are moving closer. We are progressing. But there are still things that need to be ironed out, like the numbers," Avril said Tuesday.