The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance to help former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez collect an $82,000 workout bonus.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been selected as the inaugural winner of the NFLPA Georgetown Lombardi Award, given to a leader in the sports industry whose life and family have been touched by cancer.
NFL Players Association president Kevin Mawae says his group’s leadership is discussing the terms of “the most recent written proposal” from owners, but will not make any more announcements on Friday out of respect to the Kraft family.
Logan Mankins and Vincent Jackson are still seeking compensation from the NFL, holding up the proposed end to the NFL lockout according to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports.
NFL owners met Thursday to discuss — and possibly vote on — a tentative deal to end the lockout that began in March.
NFL players passed on any vote on the new labor deal Wednesday, even though representatives of each of the 32 teams and the NFL Players Association’s executive committee were in Washington for that purpose.
NFL Players Association president Kevin Mawae says his group is “not tied” to a Thursday deadline for getting a deal done to end the league’s lockout.
Hall of Fame defensive end Carl Eller and lawyers for retired NFL players joined labor talks with representatives of owners and current players Tuesday as signs mounted that the league’s lockout might almost be over.
The NFL and its players are making progress on a deal to restart pro football and save the 2011 season.
NFL Network’s Albert Breer is reporting the economics to a new NFL collective bargaining agreement are essentially done, another step forward to ending the lockout.