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Eller says retired players won't stand in way of NFL labor deal

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By Barry Wilner, AP Pro Football Writer

Hall of Fame defensive end Carl Eller thinks a deal to end the NFL lockout will be reached this week -- and says retired players won't stand in the way of an agreement.

Eller and lawyers for retired NFL players joined labor talks for about seven hours Tuesday in New York as signs mounted the dispute might almost be over. After leaving the negotiations, Eller headed to a meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

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