We were initially skeptical NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith’s plan to decertify because progress is clearly being made on a possible labor agreement Friday.
Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports reports that the latest ownership proposal “split the difference” between the two sides. That’s a lot of progress and the union has yet to counter.
If the player’s chose to decertify without a counterproposal on a day with significant movement, it would support the belief that the players believe they can get the best deal in court.
The same source that told Silver the latest proposal “split the difference” says he union made no counter, and they are headed to court.