However, the league postponed their inaugural season until 2009.
The league postponed all games last weekend because of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 in New York and near Washington.
The Fox network was affected more than others because it controls the television rights to post-season baseball, and the major leagues postponed almost a week's worth of games.
The league postponed the scheduled opening on Oct. 1 until next Saturday, to allow time for negotiations, which have made little progress.
However, he was released from his contract (along with every other AAFL player) when the league postponed its debut season.
Edwards supported that action and, ultimately, the league postponed the games.
The league planned to begin play in 1945, but postponed its opening for a year as World War II still raged.
After a hurried conference on Saturday, 1 September 1934, the league postponed the final for a week because of heavy rain and adverse ground conditions.
No further talks are scheduled, the N.F.L. said in a statement, and the league will not postpone free agency.
Should the team not sell the required 12,000 by March 31, the league could postpone or revoke Nashville's entry.