Assuming all the issues between the National Football League and NFL Players Association have been resolved, the players may vote to settle the Brady v NFL antitrust case on Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Members of the NFLPA Executive Committee began arriving Monday at the trade association's headquarters in Washington, D.C. for meetings scheduled on Tuesday. Meanwhile, player representatives from all 32 teams are expected to arrive Washington on Wednesday.
Those player representatives could vote to recommend settling the antitrust lawsuit, at which point it would up to the ten plaintiffs--New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, free agent-turned-retired linebacker Mike Vrabel, San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson, Patriots guard Logan Mankins, Denver Broncos first-round linebacker Von Miller, free agent linebacker Ben Leber, New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora and Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison--to agree to end the lockout.
A potential holdup may be plaintiffs seeking certain concessions in agreeing to settle the lawsuit.
One example pertains to the franchise tag, which three plaintiffs--Manning, Jackson, and Mankins--received in February. As part of the 1993 Reggie White settlement agreement, all the plaintiffs were exempt from the franchise tag, an arrangement Jackson and Mankins, who were denied unrestricted free agency during the uncapped 2010 season, may attempt to secure for themselves.