Players 'discussing' proposed CBA

LOS ANGELES — NFL owners were hoping a new collective bargaining agreement would swoop in for a landing this week.

Instead, it's locked in a frustrating holding pattern, endlessly circling the airport.

There was no vote from the players Friday on a proposed CBA they got from owners the night before, and no guarantee there would be one before the Tuesday deadline set by owners for the players to re-form as a union and ratify the deal.

Kevin Mawae, president of the NFL Players Association, said Friday that the players are "discussing" the latest offer — one that assumes a global settlement of all unresolved litigation — but there would be no further statements for the day out of respect for the mourning Kraft family. Myra Kraft, wife of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, died of cancer-related complications this week.

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