Owners to meet ahead of Thursday deadline
NEW YORK -- NFL owners will try Thursday to find labor peace before the start of free agency, hoping to avoid the mass dumping of veterans for salary-cap reasons.
The owners will meet in New York, looking to reach an agreement
with the players' union that could add $10 million to $15 million
to a 2006 salary cap that currently is $94.5 million. Without it,
some teams could be forced into wholesale cuts to get beneath the
cap by midnight. Free agency starts Friday. The NFL extended the
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