NFLPA president Kevin Mawae says his group’s leadership is discussing the terms of “the most recent written proposal” from owners.
If the four-month lockout is going to end in time to keep the preseason completely intact, the players and owners almost certainly must ratify the deal by Thursday.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the lockout can remain intact until a full appeal is heard on whether it is legal.
The NFL’s lead labor negotiator, Jeff Pash, said that Friday’s proposal contained various new provisions. He said owners offered a 10-year deal.
The NFLPA has not agreed to any major economic concessions – and the NFL has not agreed to the union’s long-held demand that the league completely open its books.