Retired players join NFL talks Tuesday in New York

FILE -- The NFL logo is painted on the field during a preseason NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

July 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Hall of Fame defensive end Carl Eller and lawyers for retired NFL players joined labor talks with representatives of owners and current players Tuesday as signs mounted that the league's lockout might almost be over.