NFL owners could opt out of CBA with union as early as Tuesday

Updated: May 20, 2008, 10:37 AM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN.com

NFL owners might opt out of the existing labor agreement as soon as Tuesday when they hold their next meetings in Atlanta, according to league sources.

One management source called it a "high likelihood" that the owners will exercise their option to terminate the agreement, which will trigger a number of alternatives, including a potential work stoppage by 2011. Another source said "be prepared" for the action, although it was "not a 100 percent proposition yet."

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