Keep the champagne on ice.
The NFLPA* will not hold a vote on a possible settlement to end the lockout Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. This report counters ESPN’s front page story throughout Wednesday, which said a vote would take place.
NFL Network has confirmed that no vote will take place Wednesday.
While a vote was expected, it’s not worth speculating (yet) if this means much in the grand scheme of things. The procedure to end the lockout is a complex one, filtering from the NFLPA* Executive Committee to player reps to antitrust plaintiffs and beyond.
The NFL owners meet on Thursday and are expected to vote to ratify a new CBA. We’ll have to wait and find out if the players have agreed to the deal by the then.
At this point, approval of the CBA should be a no-brainer for the union. We wouldn’t overreact to the delay yet.