The owners are scheduled to meet in Washington on Tuesday.
NFL owners are expected to make the decision on the future of the league this week, according to a source familiar with the process.
A vote on the league’s future could come before the end of the week.
The owners’ meetings are a regular occurrence.
The meetings have been held on a semi-regular basis for the last few years.
It was the first meeting since the new owners were formed in August.
The meeting is expected to focus on the expansion draft and a number of other issues.
There are also expected to be other major decisions to be made during the meeting.
The league’s annual meeting begins in a few weeks.
The commissioner is expected, at the very least, to take questions at the meeting and deliver his annual press conference in New York, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The process for the owners to decide whether to continue to operate the league after the 2020 season is a complicated one.
The majority of owners are united in their desire to retain their existing TV contracts.
But that hasn’t stopped the owners from looking to move the league to a digital format and ultimately to a live-streamed event.
The NFL’s television contracts expire at the end on Dec. 31.
If the owners decide to hold off on the TV deal and instead continue to televise the games, that will create a big obstacle for the league.
There’s a possibility the owners could take up the option of pulling the plug on the games.
A league source told Schefter that the owners’ group is looking into whether or not to make that option a possibility.
If they do, it would be a major blow to the NFL.
It would also be the most drastic move by an owner in the last decade.
The current model, which relies heavily on the teams to be able to make a profit on the television deals, has not worked well for many owners.
ESPN’s Jay Glazer reported in December that some owners were “seriously considering” moving the league from the old TV model.