The NFL Players Association is electing a new president on Tuesday and soon-to-be Panthers left tackle Russell Okung was the only known candidate for the position coming into the week.
Okung now has some company. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Buccaneers linebacker Sam Acho, Giants safety Michael Thomas and Browns center JC Tretter are also in the running for the position.
Acho and Thomas were both on the NFLPA executive committee that negotiated the proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement that players are voting on now. Okung was also part of that committee, which voted against approving the deal twice.
Acho voted in favor of the deal and Okung is against it. Thomas has not taken a public position, but Albert Breer of SI.com reports he was also a no vote.
Tretter was a co-alternate player rep for Cleveland in 2019. He put together a detailed look at the proposed CBA that was shared by former Packers teammate David Bakhtiari, that didn’t make the way he’s voting explicit.