NFLPA player reps to vote today at 11 a.m.

 Atlanta Falcons' Tyson Clabo enters a Manhattan law office, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in New York. NFL owners and player representatives arrived for another round of labor talks as the negotiations hit a critical phase. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

Atlanta Falcons' Tyson Clabo enters a Manhattan law office, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in New York. NFL owners and player representatives arrived for another round of labor talks as the negotiations hit a critical phase. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

The NFL lockout continues to lurch forward toward a conclusion. The 32 player representatives will vote in an 11 a.m. conference call today, according to one league official familiar with the negotiations.

Jarrett Bell of USA Today is reporting that the NFLPA has scheduled a 2 p.m. press conference in Washington, D.C.

ESPN is citing sources that the NFLPA’s executive committee will recommend approval of the labor deal.  The owners approved the deal last Thursday at a hotel near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The union membership would then have to approve the deal in a majority vote and then re-certify as a union.

FOX is reporting that the two sides have agreed to terms.

Falcons player representative Tyson Clabo was asked Sunday night via text if we should expect some good news on Monday and he sent a text back saying, “I hope so.”

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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21 comments Add your comment

B

July 25th, 2011
9:19 am

Great reporting

Mike Jay

July 25th, 2011
9:22 am

Just heard on the radio that teams will be allowed to sign their own FA today, can talk with other FA’s and discuss trades but the later two can not be finalized until tomorrow. open the flood gates!

DZ

July 25th, 2011
9:31 am

Tyler Clabo???

robert

July 25th, 2011
9:31 am

@mike jay- that is only rookie free agents tomorrow. they can start to talk to other free agents and other teams about trades either today or tomorrow, but real free agency will not start until 6 pm friday, or maybe not until sat.

PlanB

July 25th, 2011
9:36 am

DOL – What has been done about rookie contracts? I think they need to play for less until they have proven their ability in the NFL. So many teams have busts that eat up alot of their cap rate. These teams can’t pay for FAs due to the money they have to pay their incompotents.

K-Baby

July 25th, 2011
9:37 am

Come on Orlando, it’s TySON Clabo. Your editors need to step it up.

Falcon Fan

July 25th, 2011
9:51 am

Tyler Clabo?

Come on Mayne!

Rikus

July 25th, 2011
9:54 am

He fixed it.

Greg Mendel

July 25th, 2011
9:56 am

Good! What’s the schedule for training camp?

Jordan

July 25th, 2011
10:22 am

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http://isportsweb.com/2011/07/25/fantasy-football-team-names/

Fan

July 25th, 2011
10:29 am

I think Atlanta will sign that corner back from Oakland and put Brent at the nickel…

robert

July 25th, 2011
10:34 am

not gonna happen fan, he’s too expensive and we still have to re-sign grimes.

drmaryb (*_-)

July 25th, 2011
11:11 am

That Tyler Clabo is a total BEEFCAKE!!!

seattle falcons fan

July 25th, 2011
11:12 am

D-Led so how fast do you think we will know of offers made to our free agents? I hear the vote will happen at 11 am…. will we know later today what offers were made?

Rikus

July 25th, 2011
11:57 am

You can acheive your dreams. I’m living proof. Beefcake. BEEFCAKE!!

Jimmy Crack

July 25th, 2011
12:40 pm

Sign that cake of beef!

1911A1

July 25th, 2011
1:29 pm

“Tyler Clabo” = blogging from phone

What about rookies?

July 25th, 2011
1:47 pm

D-Led, Is this the end of 6 or more years rookie contracts?
Are rookies just gonna take the minimium 3 and then go for the big payday as soon as they can?
Would they be free agents?
Isn’t the team that drafts them then have the real possibility of losing that player to another team before said player pays any true dividend. It’s going to typically take 3 or 4 years for a player to start hitting their stride and be a productive player.
Nice idea to lessen rookie contracts, but are teams possibly just wasting draft picks on some of these guys if they wind up leaving before they do anything for you?

BTW

July 25th, 2011
1:53 pm

When are they going to start negotiations for Matt Ryan’s second contract? Will there be an extension soon or will they wait till end of next season?

Love talking business....

July 25th, 2011
1:56 pm

I’m a biness man!

It's past 2:00, where's the official announcement?

July 25th, 2011
2:26 pm

Get back to business D-Led and answer all the questions Enquiring minds want to know.