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Clark Judge (CBS Sports) Players must take all time they need to make sure deal's right.

Don't tell me there isn't precedent for what NFL owners did Thursday, because there is. In fact, the last time the two sides couldn't reach an agreement on a new CBA, a similar squeeze play was pulled. And it was then-NFLPA executive director Gene Upshaw who pulled it.

That was 2006, when a frustrated and impatient Upshaw presented owners a take-it-or-leave-it offer before flying off to meetings with his executive board in Hawaii. Owners were given two days to ratify the offer after Upshaw and then-NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue agreed there would be no further negotiations, and, after much debate, they signed off on a long-term deal.

Report (ESPN) NFLPA still discussing proposal.

"Guys, To keep you abreast of the latest developments, we are reviewing the latest proposal for a settlement. Because of the passing of Myra Kraft in Boston, the NFLPA will not be making any public statements in honor of the Kraft family. Our recommendation is for everyone to stay put and keep doing what you are doing where you are doing it. We will meet again on Monday to discuss our options and the direction we want to go. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks for your patience. Your Player Reps."

Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Football people not reacting well to new CBA rules.

One source who attended today’s labor seminar in Atlanta was blunt. "The only thing the players didn’t get is someone else to play for them," the source said.

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