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NFL Lockout Nearing End? Lawyers for Both Sides Sorting Out Contract Language

NEW YORK -- Lawyers for the NFL and the players' association are again sorting out contract language and details that could speed the process in reaching a new collective bargaining agreement.

A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that attorneys began meeting for a second straight day Wednesday at a Manhattan law firm's headquarters.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because a judge has directed that details of the court-ordered mediated negotiations not be disclosed.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith are expected to return to the negotiations Thursday, along with several owners and players.