Players will consider the NFL’s latest written proposal throughout Friday, NFLPA President Kevin Mawae said in a statement issued earlier this morning, which addresses the current state of talks from the players’ perspective and provides a predictably vague update.
NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith is absent from the discussions today, as he attends the funeral of Myra Kraft, the wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who passed away earlier this week.
“Player leadership is discussing the most recent written proposal with the NFL, which includes a settlement agreement, deal terms and the right process for addressing recertification,” the statement from Mawae says, per ProFootballTalk.com. “There will not be any further NFLPA statements today out of respect for the Kraft family while they mourn the loss of Myra Kraft.”
There is still some chance that a vote could come today, but that seems highly doubtful at this point. After a proposal is agreed upon, the process of the players’ recertification as a union will remain as the final major roadblock in the way of the 2011 preseason beginning.
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