Washington, D.C. - The NFL Players Association's executive committee has convened a meeting at the group's headquarters to go over terms of a 10-year collective bargaining agreement. If the executive committee signs off on the deal - which is expected - the matter then goes to the league's 32 player reps for a vote.
The player reps meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m., according to Cardinals kicker Jay Feely, the team's representative. An announcement on a deal could come sometime around noon or shortly thereafter.
The two sides agreed on any remaining sticking points early this morning, following a marathon bargaining session that began at 8 a.m. Sunday.
Here's the current timeline, per an NFL source:
If players approve the deal today, clubs can sign drafted players and rookie free agents beginning no later than tomorrow. It's possible that signing period might be moved up to as soon as this afternoon, however.
Beginning tomorrow, teams can talk to unrestricted free agents, with the signing period commencing on Friday at 6 p.m.
All 32 training camps will open by Sunday, but on a staggered basis. Ten teams will report on Wednesday, another 10 on Thursday, 10 more on Friday and the final two on Sunday. It has not been announced which teams would open on which days.