Another round of NFL talks ends without agreement

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — NFL owners and players have wrapped up another round of court-ordered mediation without any sign of a new agreement.

Officials and attorneys for both sides left the federal courthouse in Minneapolis on Tuesday afternoon and said they’d return before U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan on June 7. That’s days after an appeals court hearing on the legality of the ongoing lockout.

Neither side discussed any specifics, though Hall of Famer Carl Eller said he believes this week’s session included progress. Eller represents retired players.

Commissioner Roger Goodell, four team owners and others were present Tuesday for the league. Linebacker Mike Vrabel joined attorneys for the players.

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