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Report: Thursday’s labor meeting canceled

DeMaurice Smith, Kevin Mawae

NFL Players Assocation executive director DeMaurice Smith, right, responds to a question as the association’s president Kevin Mawae, left, looks on during a news conference Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


Yesterday, ESPN’s Trey Wingo reported that the NFL and the players’ union were scheduled to meet for nine hours Wednesday and five more Thursday.

Today, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Thursday’s meeting has been canceled.

The reason for the cancellation isn’t clear. It’s possible that the two sides decided that the time is better spent digesting information exchanged on Wednesday. It’s also possible that they’ve decided that, for now, further face time would be counterproductive.

Either way, it’s safe to say the race is on to find out what happened.

UPDATE: The cancellation of Thursday’s session was first reported by Jason La Canfora of NFL Network on Wednesday.