The league is probably killing off the pre-season today, and training camp won't start on time, but there's some light at the end of the tunnel. Apparently, the owners "moved the needle" on their proprosed BRI yesterday. Berger's guess is that they came in right around 50 percent and showed a willingness to "move off their most recent formal proposal to cap player salaries at $2 billion a year for the bulk of a 10-year proposal". He quotes an un-named source as saying "a deal is there for the taking". He also feels that though movement will be slow, the "drop-dead date to preserve the season intact -- Oct. 13 or 14 -- is still three weeks away." It's also interesting that Berger feels the split of the BRI is the single most important factor in these negotiations, that how soft or hard the cap is, tweaking contract length, amnesty, etc... is more about how the money is delivered and of smaller relevancy. It's more about how much than how.