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|Goodell Wants to Get Deal Done in 'Next Few Weeks'
|DALLAS (AP) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he wants the owners and players' union to reach a new collective bargaining agreement "in the next few weeks."
At a Super Bowl news conference Friday, Goodell said "our focus is on trying to get a contract done. We want to get this deal done in the next few weeks."
Goodell and union officials are scheduled to meet Saturday, the first formal bargaining session since November.
The league's collective bargaining agreement expires March 3. A lockout is widely expected, although Goodell said owners are only "committed to a deal that works and is fair to the clubs."
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