Kareem Copeland of the Green Bay Press Gazette cited ESPN as reporting that the NFL has told owners to be prepared to vote on a new collective bargaining agreement today sometime between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.
According to the report, the owners are ready to take the matters into their own hands and vote on the agreement, despite some sticking points that have as yet to be resolved.
According to a tweet by NFL Network’s Albert Breer, the NFLPA player reps have a conference call scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight. One of the reasons, according to reports, as to why the owners are planning to vote today is so that some of them can attend the funeral of Patriots’ owner Robert Craft’s wife.
Should the owners vote to approve the new CBA, the final step would be approval by the players.