Foxworth will be succeeded by one of three candidates

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Former NFL cornerback Domonique Foxworth soon will be former NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth.  Because he has retired as a player, he can’t be re-elected as union president.

According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, three candidates have emerged to take Foxworth’s place.

Nominated Tuesday were Saints tight end Ben Watson, free-agent tackle Eric Winston, and free-agent safety Ryan Clark.

On Wednesday, the 32 team representatives will vote on a new president.  The player reps also will determine successors for at least seven vacancies on the 11-man Executive Committee.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees possibly will relinquish his spot on the Executive Committee.  Others will do so not by choice but because they no longer are playing, including retired center Jeff Saturday.

Clark becomes an intriguing option for NFLPA president, given that the Steelers voted unanimously to reject the CBA in 2011.  Clark could be inclined to support Sean Gilbert for the position of executive director, given that Gilbert has an apparent plan for scuttling the current deal.