NFL coaches and GMs discuss contingency plans for lockout

INDIANAPOLIS -- NFL coaches and general managers now know what they can and cannot do if there is a lockout.

Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio says league officials spent 45 minutes updating team decision-makers about contract negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement, what is expected over the next week before the current CBA runs out and possible contingency plans.

He did not elaborate.

League spokesman Greg Aiello says the discussion focused on the "possible" expiration of the collective bargaining agreement, which is set to expire at the end of next Thursday.

Earlier, federal mediator George Cohen issued a statement in Washington saying players and owners have made "some progress" but "very strong differences" remain.

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