Talks resumed today in New York City. July 15th seems to be the drop-dead date. If a deal can be reached before the end of next week, preferably sooner of course, training camps should open on time and no preseason games will be missed.
That includes the Hall of Fame Game on August 7th. Providing a glimmer of hope, the folks in Canton are still planning on the game taking place as scheduled. Wishful thinking? Maybe. But there are signs that both sides understand the importance of getting a deal done real soon.
Considering what's at stake, and looking at recent negotiations, you'd have to think that a deal will be reached by next week, if not sooner.