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NFLPA: No Deal With Owners To End NFL Lockout, Yet

NFL officials conducted a press conference on Thursday evening announcing that they had approved a proposal to send to the players that would resolve their labor dispute. If the players accept, the NFL lockout would (conditionally) end.

As noted by SB Nation's Jason Kirk, the owners' approving the vote and announcing to the world that they're ready to end the lockout puts the players in a difficult position. Reportedly, not all players are happy with the proposal.

SB Nation obtained an email sent by NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith to the players and it sounds like there's work to be done.


As you know the Owners have ratified their proposal to settle our differences. It is my understanding that they are forwarding it to us. 

As you may have heard, they apparently approved a supplemental revenue sharing proposal.  Obviously, we have not been a part of those discussions. 

As you know from yesterday, issues that need to be collectively bargained remain open, other issues such as workers compensation, economic issues and end of deal terms remain unresolved.  

There is no agreement between the NFL and the Players at this time.  I look forward to our call tonight." 

We should learn more following Smith's conference call with the players.