Lockout big topic at NFL combine

February 25, 2011

The NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis was supposed to be a chance to look ahead to new draft picks and a season ending with a Super Bowl in the Circle City, but uncertainty over a new labor agreement is tempering the excitement. In one week, the contract between the NFL and the players will expire. The deadline prompted NFL coaches, general managers and team personnel to meet in Indianapolis to discuss contingency plans for a potential lockout. Most NFL coaches arrived at the Westin Hotel on Thursday evening but avoided the media after an hour-long closed-door meeting.