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Report: Player reps flying to D.C. Sunday, final deal points reached

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ESPN has upped the language and certainty of their report that says the process to end the lockout will start with a vote Monday.

No longer is a meeting between the NFLPA* executive committee “expected.”  Now the players have bought tickets and are flying in Sunday for a Monday meeting.

No longer are there a few minor points left to figure out.  Adam Schefter reports the two sides “have reached agreement” on the remaining issues.

“Despite the fact the new deal will require a majority vote from the players, that part of the deal between the two sides is considered a formality, according to sources,” Schefter writes.

The timeline we laid out last night remains.  While it’s not official, some teams could potentially report to their team facilities Wednesday.  The two sides would hope to have enough players officially vote to open free agency and training camp next Saturday. These dates remain subject to tweaking, but the report of an agreement apparently does not.

Either this is one of the biggest gaffes in sports journalism history or this thing is really going down Monday.

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50 Responses to “Report: Player reps flying to D.C. Sunday, final deal points reached”
  1. hansenbrothers says: Jul 24, 2011 8:34 AM

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  2. graham wieja says: Jul 24, 2011 8:37 AM

    sign the papers and lets sign some free agents

  3. mattyc says: Jul 24, 2011 8:37 AM

    Finally, I would like to speak of FA, trades, predictions, etc. No more lockout & no more Brett Favre rumors!

  4. charmcityalum says: Jul 24, 2011 8:38 AM

    Yay?

  5. dryheaveone says: Jul 24, 2011 8:38 AM

    OK, this time I am ALL IN, already drinking a beer in celebration……but so help me if this thing gets delayed again I can’t can’t be held responsible for what I might do (like crawl into the fetal position and cry)

  6. rambo08 says: Jul 24, 2011 8:40 AM

    Please let things go well from here. I don’t think I can take anymore splashes of cold water.

  7. tehowdruid says: Jul 24, 2011 8:44 AM

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  8. laxer37 says: Jul 24, 2011 8:48 AM

    “Either this is one of the biggest gaffes in sports journalism history or this thing is really going down Monday.”

    ————————————————

    Yes, because no media outlet has made a bold prediction during the lockout that has later proved to be false.

    The very minute a deal is reached no one will even remember all of the ridiculous speculation that has taken place the last few weeks.

  9. RedHeadedBastard says: Jul 24, 2011 8:53 AM

    I’m not going to get excited until it is signed, sealed, and delivered.

  10. jsratx says: Jul 24, 2011 8:54 AM

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  11. cuzidid42 says: Jul 24, 2011 8:56 AM

    I will believe it when I see it

  12. bucwild05 says: Jul 24, 2011 8:57 AM

    Yay! I can’t wait to watch these over-paid players playing flag-football while talking half of their employers profits.

  13. scott8nj says: Jul 24, 2011 8:58 AM

    About effin TIME!!!

  14. skoobyfl says: Jul 24, 2011 9:03 AM

    Using a 80’s theme here: only in my dreams, as real as it may seem…..

  15. jw731 says: Jul 24, 2011 9:09 AM

    followed by……

    REPORT……All flights to DC have been cancelled…..enough with the BS, just let us know wehn a deal is done……

  16. shieldsisland37 says: Jul 24, 2011 9:09 AM

    please god

  17. afc22 says: Jul 24, 2011 9:16 AM

    ‘One of the biggest gaffes in sports journalism history’ if it’s wrong?

    I think you’re getting a little carried away. Actually a lot carried away

  18. ubummer says: Jul 24, 2011 9:17 AM

    Dewey beats Truman.

  19. steelcity09 says: Jul 24, 2011 9:18 AM

    I will believe it when I see Mr. Fedora on the TV telling me that the NFLPA has voted to end the lockout and accept the deal proposed by the owners and that they will reconstitute as a union.

    Until I see the Fedora on the boob tube……NO DEAL!

  20. chuckyd97 says: Jul 24, 2011 9:22 AM

    In about an hour, we’re going to be receiving another message saying that the deal is not even close. Same stuff, different day. Let’s get to football already!!!!!!

  21. pftstory says: Jul 24, 2011 9:23 AM

    I’ll look below at past posts but curious….. Do the owners need to re-vote?

    Was their any unfair language that had to be removed from what they votes on Thursday?

    I still wonder why most media members spent the weekend stating that the players wanted to read the agreement before signing it like any normal person would. When actually that was only what they SHOULD have said. We all heard them say “We are unhappy here” and “the owners slipped things in.” We saw the twitter comments and ESPN interviews.

  22. caseysarasota says: Jul 24, 2011 9:26 AM

    cautiously optimistic I say “THANK YOU JESUS” and yes…Jesus does like football…especially the Eagles. :)

  23. patsandsox says: Jul 24, 2011 9:29 AM

    I actualy think this may be true. Too many people that have been reporting the same story and none of them Flowero.

    It sounds like they worked out the final issues.

    I wish they were voting today, my nerves would thank them very much.

    I cannot wait for camps to open.

  24. andyreidisfat says: Jul 24, 2011 9:30 AM

    What i don;t understand is if your cowboys fan arn’t you routing for no deal ?? I mean who wants to see that crap n the field again this year ?? lol Sorry just getting warmed up for next week !

  25. chc4 says: Jul 24, 2011 9:33 AM

    So are all the d-bags that said “I’m done with the NFL” over the last few months back 0n the horse? Of course they are.

  26. geobh says: Jul 24, 2011 9:39 AM

    who gives a s hhh it.
    send them all back to the hood and bring in scabbs.

    the only thing players did’nt get is someone to wipe their arses after they crap.
    what a joke.
    don’t want off season workouts, don’t want 2 a days,
    don’t want in season practice.
    they do want to play 1 game, fake injury and get paid the rest of season to sit on their asses and cash checks.
    just cancel the whole league and get it over with.
    what a bunch of pansies.

  27. goat2060 says: Jul 24, 2011 9:43 AM

    They worked out the last sticking point of the CBA….it was to increase the amount of times a player can submit his retirement papers and then come back and play. All good to go!!!

  28. finsfrontofficeisajoke says: Jul 24, 2011 9:44 AM

    Oh I don’t know about the biggest gaffe in sports journalism history. I seem to remember a report a few years ago that would probably still take the cake. Something about Terry Bradshaw and dead…

  29. 8man says: Jul 24, 2011 9:52 AM

    Is it irony or coincidence that the greed that caused the impasse seems to be what fueled it’s resolution?

    Whatever. Hockey starts in October. And since my Bruins are the Stanley Cup Champs, I could go a year without the NFL.

  30. ejmat2 says: Jul 24, 2011 10:00 AM

    pftstory says:
    I still wonder why most media members spent the weekend stating that the players wanted to read the agreement before signing it like any normal person would. When actually that was only what they SHOULD have said. We all heard them say “We are unhappy here” and “the owners slipped things in.” We saw the twitter comments and ESPN interviews
    ———————————————–
    Great question and I was thinking the same thing myself. I want to see the supposed language that was “slipped in”. It’s funny to me how the players are saying the owners slipped things in but in the same breat complain because they hadn’t had the chance to read it. Huh?????

  31. coleman121280 says: Jul 24, 2011 10:03 AM

    Hey Rosenthal, I know your meaning of gaffe’s in this report is about a snafu, but it is the new slang. Just read it backwards lmao..

  32. fballguy says: Jul 24, 2011 10:10 AM

    I’m wearing a mask and snorkel just in case.

  33. laeaglefan says: Jul 24, 2011 10:11 AM

    The lockout won’t be officially over until Goodell and De Smith formally kiss each other on TV.

  34. mocheese1921 says: Jul 24, 2011 10:18 AM

    it seems like i have heard this before.it almost feels like groundhogs day.

  35. drbob117 says: Jul 24, 2011 10:19 AM

    Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty we are free at last!

  36. patswhatsup says: Jul 24, 2011 10:22 AM

    WOOOOOOOOO!

  37. 72Perfection says: Jul 24, 2011 10:39 AM

    This is fantastic news….now the New York Jokes…oops…I mean Jest….oops…I mean J.E.T.S can go about winning the Super Bowl for the third year in a row!!
    Coach foot in mouth…oops…I mean Ryan….can GUARANTEE another Super Bowl victory! Three peat baby!!

    Just
    End
    The
    Season

    Whata bunch of clowns disguised as a NFL team!!

  38. fifthorkid says: Jul 24, 2011 10:53 AM

    finsfrontofficeisajoke says:
    Jul 24, 2011 9:44 AM
    Oh I don’t know about the biggest gaffe in sports journalism history. I seem to remember a report a few years ago that would probably still take the cake. Something about Terry Bradshaw and dead…

    —————————————————-

    Who didn’t know that one was coming – it was only a matter of time…Fail

  39. drtharrison says: Jul 24, 2011 11:26 AM

    Skoobyfl,

    Did you really just quote a Debbie Gibson song?

    Shudder…

  40. illyistic1 says: Jul 24, 2011 11:57 AM

    Boooooooooo! Just as i was enjoying this lockout thing! Now its over! why do good things have to come to an end! sarcasim?

  41. johnsreyes says: Jul 24, 2011 12:02 PM

    Yay! I can’t wait to watch these over-paid players playing flag-football while talking half of their employers profits.

    —————-

    Its glaringly obvious you have not learned anything about the NFL during this lockout. This is not a negotiation between employers and employees, its an agreement between partners. The players are just as entitled to profits as the owners, because without them there would BE no profits.

    But thanks for showing your blatant misunderstanding anyway.

  42. johnsreyes says: Jul 24, 2011 12:06 PM

    72Perfection says:

    This is fantastic news….now the New York Jokes…oops…I mean Jest….oops…I mean J.E.T.S can go about winning the Super Bowl for the third year in a row!!
    Coach foot in mouth…oops…I mean Ryan….can GUARANTEE another Super Bowl victory! Three peat baby!!

    Just
    End
    The
    Season

    Whata bunch of clowns disguised as a NFL team!!

    ————————-

    Is that a Dolphins fan living in the past I see? I think its hilarious that you’re badmouthing a team that’s been 1 game away from that prediction two years running when the Dolphins haven’t even gotten past Wild Card round in 11 years (and only made the playoffs twice in that time span).

  43. lostsok says: Jul 24, 2011 12:15 PM

    It’s over already? Dang, it was just getting interesting…

    OVERTIME!!!

  44. lostsok says: Jul 24, 2011 12:16 PM

    “Skoobyfl,

    Did you really just quote a Debbie Gibson song?”

    Oh, that’s what that was. Glad Skoobyfl was a fan and remembered. ;- )

  45. Derty Ernie says: Jul 24, 2011 12:16 PM

    What I find incredible is how people got on the players got screwed bandwagon rather than understand these contracts all always give and take. The players obviously negotiated a few stumbling blocks the past two days and its a done deal now. The vote will happen and it will pass tomorrow.

  46. tommy57 says: Jul 24, 2011 12:21 PM

    Who cares! Baseball is the “thinking man’s” game.

  47. rugdog100 says: Jul 24, 2011 12:23 PM

    I’m waiting for De Smith to release a statement saying, “There’s still a lot of work to do”.

  48. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Jul 24, 2011 1:02 PM

    The one and ONLY good thing about the lockout was no Brett Favre talk. Now that it’s about over, look out!

  49. weswelkerspornstash says: Jul 24, 2011 1:13 PM

    Is brad Childress picking them up at the airport?

  50. PanchoHerreraFanClub says: Jul 24, 2011 1:34 PM

    ESPN get the facts right? LOL

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