-- Commissioner Roger Goodell and his staff made a presentation to NFL owners similar to the one made earlier Tuesday to the players in an attempt to resolve the issues surrounding the national anthem demonstrations, a senior NFL official told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.
The owners have been asked to consider Goodell's presentation and work with the players as a dialogue about the topic continues, the source said.
The official told ESPN that the players and owners have agreed to meet again soon to hammer out specific steps and actions that can be taken jointly to resolve the issue.
Said Goodell after the meetings concluded: "We spent today talking about the issues players are trying to bring attention to. Issues in our communities, to make our communities better."
Goodell and owners moved on to other league topics after the portion of the owners meeting concerning the demonstrations around the anthem had concluded.
Many players came away from their meeting with Goodell thinking it was beneficial.?A group of 11 owners and more than a dozen players met at the league's headquarters. Among the topics discussed was enhancing players' platforms for speaking out on social issues.
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said the NFL's policy on the national anthem "did not come up" during the meeting with the players, and Indianapolis Colts defensive back Darius Butler said he doesn't think there will be any change in the rules regarding the anthem in the near future.