News: ESPN Watkins: NFL owners meetings start today

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    By Calvin Watkins

    NEW ORLEANS -- For the next two days the NFL owners will gather here at the Roosevelt Hotel for their annual meetings.

    Of course one of the main topics of discussion will be the labor situation. After nearly two weeks of mediation the players and the owners failed to come to an agreement. The players union decertified and became a trade organization and the owners locked out the players. Yet there is a hearing on April 6 that the players hope will end the lockout.

    Several players have asked to speak directly to the owner's labor committee, which Jerry Jones is apart of, but those talks haven't come close to starting.

    Also on the agenda, the Competition Committee will talk about several rules changes.

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