WASHINGTON—The NFL Players Association’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors met throughout Wednesday at NFLPA headquarters to receive an update on the current status of settlement discussions.
Players were briefed on the state of negotiations and were prepared to vote on a recommendation of the settlement.
Players discussed and debated the various deal points for a settlement. Active and former players remain dedicated and working toward reaching a fair deal. They are seeking a long-term agreement benefiting players, owners and fans.
Players also gave a “vote of confidence” to the Executive Committee and to class counsel to continue resolving remaining and outstanding issues.
Late Wednesday afternoon, players took a conditional vote to move forward with the settlement process, but a few outstanding issues remain.
The league’s labor committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday evening in Atlanta, then be joined by the entire ownership group for a meeting Thursday.
It was previously announced that the Chicago Bears and St. Louis Rams would report to training camps July 22. As work continues on finalizing a new agreement, that appears not possible. The status of their Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio set for August 7 has not been determined.