AP Source: Players meet with their attorneys

By BARRY WILNER | June 27, 2011 | 11:45 AM EDT

As the two sides in the NFL labor dispute work toward ending the lockout, a small group of players met Monday with their attorneys in Minneapolis.

A person familiar with the situation says the players' side met on its own, without owners. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no labor developments are being made public.

Players have been told in conference calls that there will be more negotiations this week involving Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, several owners and players.

The players have an antitrust suit against the league that was filed in Minneapolis, and the city also is where the two sides met for court-ordered mediation in May.