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NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith Says "No Agreement Between NFL And The Players"

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Apparently people are jumping the gun. Imagine that. After the owners announced an agreement with a 31-0 vote, it was largely expected that the players would follow up with a vote over a press conference scheduled at 8 p.m. However, the excitement with the huge step towards lifting the lockout is simmering.

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith sent an email to the board of player representatives that ultimately says, there's no agreement between the NFL and the players.

“As you know the Owners have ratified their proposal to settle our differences,” the e-mail states. “It is my understanding 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.”

It's still expected that the players will vote in favor of the new CBA, but it doesn't look like it'll happen tonight.