Here is the latest status as per the folks over at Pro Football NYC:
The NFLPA did not vote again yesterday on the proposal handed to them by the owners on Thursday. The projection is they will wait until the last second before training camps open (July 27) to respond.
Players have been tweeting that they have been misled, and that may just be the case after they saw a new wrinkle in the deal that had not been previously discussed: a supplemental revenue sharing model.
According to the AP, the "major issues" the players still have to decide on are: » the league's personal conduct policy, drug testing and benefits, such as pension funds, the disability plan, and the "88 Plan," which provides money for care of former players with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
The next steps in the process will be the approval of the deal by the 32 player reps, followed by a ratification by the players. After that, the Brady vs NFL suit has to be resolved.
This all must happen before Wednesday for the schedule published by the owners Thursday to stay on course.
Bradshaw Will Regret Signing With MiamiThe goal of NFL Players is to: a) make money and b) win the Super Bowl. If Ahmad Bradshaw decides he likes Miami, he may achieve A, but he'll never achieve B.
The Dolphins are a competitive team, but so are the other 31 clubs. After all, this is the NFL where parity rules. We've seen teams go from last to first and vice versa.
I don't think the Dolphins will ever be either. They will never be last, but they will never be first, either. Bradshaw's best shot for another ring is right here in New York, providing he holds on the the football better in the future...
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Video Break: Ramses BardenGiants WR Ramses Barden appeared on SNY's Daily News Live yesterday