The owners and the NFLPA were going to "aggressively negotiate" beginning with 2 days this week. After the first few hours, it seemed that this was going nowhere.
The battle is the owners want to take the first $1-$2 billion off the top, and then share the remainder around 50-50....and that would mean the players would be holding about 40% of the TOTAL revenue.
So the players walked. And the word protracted now applies. There are no scheduled meetings, and they are not happy with one another.
Meanwhile, the owners are moving ahead with their "limited free agency" plan and have told teams to go ahead and apply franchise tags. Court system, here they come!