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Still Waiting On The Players

Earlier this week, it appeared as if Friday could possibly be the day players were allowed back to their prospect team facilities with the lockout expected to be lifted.

Instead, the players have yet to sign the agreement NFL owners approved on Thursday and now it appears they won't meet again until Monday. That means of course, the new CBA that was supposed to allow training camps to start on time next week, won't likely be ratified until next week at the earliest.

For the Cowboys, it's putting added pressure on the team to start camp on July 27 in San Antonio.  

One of the holdups on Friday was the funeral for Myra Kraft, the wife of Patriots longtime owner Robert Kraft. Earlier in the day, NFLPA president Kevin Mawae sent out a statement that no more news would be released on Friday, but that the members were still "discussing the most recent written proposal with the NFL."

Apparently, the NFLPA sent out an email to the players, asking them to "stay put" this weekend while the proposed settled was reviewed.

ESPN was able to obtain a copy of the email sent to the players on Friday afternoon.
"Guys, To keep you abreast of the latest developments, we are reviewing the latest proposal for a settlement. Because of the passing of Myra Kraft in Boston, the NFLPA will not be making any public statements in honor of the Kraft family. Our recommendation is for everyone to stay put and keep doing what you are doing where you are doing it. We will meet again on Monday to discuss our options and the direction we want to go. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks for your patience. Your Player Reps."

  • So for now, instead of it being a wild and crazy weekend around the league, it sounds like it might just be the exact opposite.
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