Retired Minnesota Vikings Hall of Fame player Carl Eller arrives at federal courthouse Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in Minneapolis where the NFL and its locked-out players continue court-ordered mediation. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
July 4, 2011 9:00:50 PM PDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - July 4, 2011 --
While NFL owners and players appear to be inching toward a resolution of the league's long lockout, a group of retired players is clamoring to be more involved in the discussions.