NFLPA pauses to show respect for Myra Kraft

With NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and many NFL owners and other influential figures in labor talks attending the funeral today of Myra Kraft, wife of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, it looks like there will be a lull in activity.

At least during the day things may be quiet as a statement from NFLPA president Kevin Mawae was just released by the group.

“Player leadership is discussing the most recent written proposal with the NFL, which includes a settlement agreement, deal terms and the right process for addressing recertification,” Mawae said. “There will not be any further NFLPA statements today out of respect for the Kraft family while they mourn the loss of Myra Kraft.”

Robert Kraft has been very involved throughout the entire labor process, attending meetings all over the country while his wife was ailing from cancer. She was revered in NFL circles as well as throughout the Northeast region.

Perhaps a little timeout is what the sides need at this point to finally cross the goalline.

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