http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2348417 Upshaw says NFL labor talks break down again ESPN.com news services NFL labor talks broke off Tuesday three days before the start of free agency, leaving teams and players in a quandary about negotiating new contracts. Gene Upshaw, executive director of the NFL Players Association, spent the last three days meeting in New York and Washington with commissioner Paul Tagliabue. "We're deadlocked. There's nowhere to go," Upshaw said. "There's no reason to continue meeting." Although the contract does not expire until after the 2007 season, this is a critical period in the negotiations to extend the 12-year-old contract. Talks have been going on for more than a year. Without an extension, the 2007 season would become a so-called uncapped year with no spending limit and no minimum, and players could potentially face a lockout in 2008.