Tim Polzer
Tuesday September 11th, 2012

Roger Goodell has met with the NFL Coaches Association. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

With the NFL currently locking out its game officials, only a year after locking out the players over a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, another one of the league's labor partners has reached out to pave the way for better salaries and benefits.

Mike Freeman of CBS Sports reports NFL Coaches Association executive director David Cornwell is "quietly" seeking improved relations with league officials -- including Commissioner Roger Goodell -- and team owners.

In a letter obtained by CBSSports.com, Cornwell mentions meetings with the league and how the continuation of the NFLPA's "senseless" and "petty" lawsuit has consumed the association's funds while it separates itself from the players union. The coaches association hired Cornwell in February for his "experience and relationships."

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