Lawyers hope to have completed draft of deal to present to players Wednesday

Reuters

Despite rampant media reports regarding potential flies in the proverbial ointment, progress continues toward a new labor deal.

Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal has reported via Twitter that progress is being made today on the remaining issues.  Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that the lawyers plan to work into the evening on ironing out the new deal, with the goal of presenting a completed draft to the members of the NFLPA* Executive Committee and the board of player representatives in Washington on Wednesday.

Citing multiple unnamed sources, Breer reports that the goal is a realistic one.

And so this really could be done by the end of the week, despite the apparent ongoing game of who’s got the biggest, um, champagne bottle.