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Nolan Harrison, the NFL Players Association senior director of former player services, says 215 former players spoke with members of the organization's executive board. ((Nick Ut/Associated Press) )

NFL players have concluded their annual meetings, receiving words of support from former players.

The NFL Players Association dissolved as a union hours before being locked out by the league March 11. Now it looks toward April 6 when a lawsuit filed by 10 players requesting an injunction to end the lockout will be heard in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minn.

Nolan Harrison, the director of former player services for the NFLPA, says 215 former players spoke with members of the organization's executive board, executive director DeMaurice Smith and current players.

Harrison says "letting our guys know what the course is from here and where we are as an association" were main topics. Harrison adds the former players have been briefed on the lawsuit.