Redskins NFLPA rep Vonnie Holliday isn’t feeling more optimistic about the labor situation despite the league and union agreeing on a 24-hour extension to continue talking.
Holliday told Lindsay Czarniak of NBC4 in Washington that the two sides “are not in the same ballpark” and have not discussed major issues. He told the Washington Post that owners still haven’t given a formal proposal, so the NFLPA has little to discuss.
Holliday’s words run somewhat contrary to the widespread reports that the league made a proposal Thursday that included some compromise. Perhaps it wasn’t a formal proposal, but something significant happened Thursday.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen said the league made a proposal that the union viewed in a positive light and it got the ball rolling for progress. The union also reportedly made some concessions.
Despite Holliday’s comments, an extension can’t be viewed as a bad thing for NFL fans. Especially if it forces another, longer extension.