Owners, NFLPA representatives conclude CBA meeting

A meeting between NFL ownership and members of the NFL Players Association executive committee and board of representatives concluded Tuesday in Indianapolis without an update regarding the owner-approved collective bargaining agreement proposal, NFL Network’s Judy Battista and Tom Pelissero reported.

"Out of respect for the process, we’re not going to have further comment at this time," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told NFL Network as he was leaving the meeting.

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It’s unclear if another meeting between the two sides has been scheduled.

Tuesday’s meeting was attended by all eight members of the NFL Management Council Executive Committee, which negotiates on the owners’ behalf, Pelissero reported. Multiple player representatives, including Richard Sherman, Russell Okung and Benjamin Watson, were also in attendance.

All owners and players left without commenting. Union reps also did not provide comment.

The sitdown, which lasted nearly four hours, was scheduled after the NFLPA executive committee voted Friday not to recommend the current CBA proposal to its members.

Following ownership approval on Thursday, the proposal was expected to be brought to the players and their representatives on Friday, needing a two-thirds majority vote to move into the stage of a final vote. However, a vote never transpired.

Among the matters at hand in the proposal were the option to expand to a 17-game regular season, an increase in players’ share of total revenue to at least 48 percent and the expansion of the playoff field to 14 teams beginning in 2020.

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