It’s probably safe to put that champagne back in the fridge. Or hit yourself in the head with it.
The NFLPA* sent an email to players this afternoon that was obtained by ESPN. Let’s go:
“Guys, to keep you abreast of the latest developments, we are reviewing the latest proposal for a settlement. Because of the passing of Myra Kraft in Boston, the NFLPA will not be making any public statements in honor of the Kraft family.
“Our recommendation is for everyone to stay put and keep doing what you are doing where you are doing it. We will meet again Monday to discuss our options and the direction we want to go. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Your player reps.”
Monday. That sounds rather definitive. We are past the point where anything is set in stone, but it sure sounds like there will not be a labor agreement over the weekend.
That will shake up the NFL’s proposed timeline for free agency quite a bit.
UPDATE: From Schefter: “Although an email told players that reps would meet Monday, NFLPA sources say no meeting is planned and talks will continue through weekend.”
That’s it. I’m getting that champagne bottle.