According to NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora, an NFLPA source believes that if progress continues, the players could vote on an agreement Tuesday. Owners would have to sign off on the new CBA language, too.
Sources involved in the negotiations also told La Canfora that they believe it’s possible the league year will start by Wednesday and training camps could open by Friday. Depending on the timing of a full agreement being reached and a judge signing off on a global settlement, it’s also possible that free agency and training camp could open simultaneously, sources said.
Sources on each side said on Saturday night that some issues remain unresolved. But the NFLPA does have its 13-man executive committee and 32 player reps on standby for Monday, with a plan to bring the executive committee to the trade association’s Washington headquarters in place, pending continued progress through the weekend. In addition, the NFL’s labor committee, which has negotiated with the NFLPA’s executive committee throughout, held a Saturday afternoon conference call to discuss the remaining issues.
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