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UPDATED: Players to meet again...on Monday (or not)

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  July 22, 2011 07:30 PM

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While NFL owners laid out a schedule for things to move forward yesterday after ratifying a settlement to end the lockout - one which would have opened team facilities tomorrow for meetings and such - the schedule was contingent on the NFLPA Executive committee approving the settlement and the full player membership giving it the OK as well.

That hasn't happened yet. And it looks like it won't until Monday at the earliest.

In an email to player reps obtained by ESPN, they've been told that the proposal is under review and to sit tight through the weekend.

Here's what the letter said in part:

“Our recommendation is for everyone to stay put and keep doing what you are doing where you are doing it. We will meet again Monday to discuss our options and the direction we want to go. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Your player reps.”

Earlier today, NFLPA president Kevin Mawae released a statement saying that player leadership was "discussing the most recent written proposal with the NFL, which includes a settlement agreement, deal terms, and the right process for addressing recertification" of the union. However, out of respect for the Kraft family, the association would not be making any further public statements today.

UPDATE (7:30 p.m.): Apparently, there wasn't any such email sent to player representatives. Redskins' rep Vonnie Holliday told colleague Greg Bedard that the email - and thus the report if it - doesn't exist. NFLPA spokesman George Atallah told the New York Times that neither he nor NFLPA head De Smith knew anything of it as well. Player leaders and lawyers are working through the weekend to review the owners' proposal.

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