NFL owners call meeting for final day of current labor deal

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- NFL owners will meet 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 aren't sufficiently progressing.

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

NFL Players Association 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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