With NFLPA* executive director DeMaurice Smith attending funeral services for Myra Kraft, the wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft, NFLPA* president Kevin Mawae has issued a statement regarding the status of the talk.
“Player leadership is discussing the most recent written proposal with the NFL, which includes a settlement agreement, deal terms and the right process for addressing recertification,” the statement from Mawae reads. “There will not be any further NFLPA statements today out of respect for the Kraft family while they mourn the loss of Myra Kraft.”
It’s possible that a vote on the proposed deal will come today, but not likely. NFLPA* leadership remains cautiously optimistic that a deal will be finalized soon. The key at this point will be for the NFL to respect the players’ chosen method of reconstituting the union.