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NFL Lockout: Players' Vote May Not Take Place On Friday Either

The process of finalizing the proposal from the owners and ending the NFL lockout may not be done on Friday morning. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that it's possible a vote by the players is taken on Friday night but more likely that will come sometime this weekend.

NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith is in Boston attending the funeral of Myra Kraft, the wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who passed away on Wednesday morning.

NFLPA president Kevin Mawae issued a statement from the players Friday morning:

"Player leadership is discussing the most recent written proposal with the NFL, which includes a settlement agreement, deal terms and the right process for addressing recertification. There will not be any further NFLPA statements today out of respect for the Kraft family while they mourn the loss of Myra Kraft."

So it certainly sounds like we won't have a resolution on the owners proposal. Things can change but that's the way this is heading. If a deal isn't done by sometime Friday, the timeline of re-opening the doors to the league could change.