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NFL Owners to Make "Final Proposal" to Union Today

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"Final Proposal" Coming

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Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones enter an election meeting in suburban Chicago August 8, 2006. The owners named Roger Goodell to succeed retiring commissioner Paul Tagliabue. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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According to a report, the owners are set to present a “final proposal” to the NFLPA today, the last day of Federally Mediated discussions between the two sides before the current deadline for an agreement.

Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network writes of the session this morning:

"The session is scheduled to include a proposal -- likely a final one -- from the NFL. If it isn't to the union's liking -- and doesn't include major changes from past proposals and/or more full financial data -- then multiple NFLPA officials said they will present the league with a letter saying they will dissolve."

Of course, there’s always the chance that the owners could make sufficient concessions  to the union so as to precipitate a third extension of the deadline. But in order to convince the players that another extension would be prudent, it would likely take, in LaCanfora’s words, “significant movement from the owners.”

At this point, “significant movement” seems doubtful, as the players have become frustrated by the owners’ previous offers. If the NFLPA are dissatisfied with today’s negotiations and with the owners’ so-called “final proposal,” they have until 4:00 PM, CT today to decertify.
 

 

 

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