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Negotiations between NFL, union back on

Well, at least they're talking. 

After several days of acrimonious exchanges over the direction of the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith met today in New York and agreed to a series of bargaining sessions in the coming days. 

The two released a joint statement this afternoon describing their plans. 

"NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and Commissioner Roger Goodell met today in New York to discuss a range of issues related to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement," the statement read. "As part of a process to intensify negotiations, they agreed to hold a formal bargaining session with both negotiating teams on Saturday in the Dallas area. They also agreed to a series of meetings over the next few weeks, both formal bargaining sessions and smaller group meetings, in an effort to reach a new agreement by early March."

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