The NFL and NFLPA are encouraged by ongoing discussions on the league's national anthem policy, but a resolution is not expected by the start of the regular season, according to sources.

The NFL's executive committee met with select owners earlier this week to discuss the policy. The two sides labeled those talks "productive" while noting they "remain committed to working together on solutions."

The league's new anthem policy was unanimously approved by owners in May but put on hold last month.