The NFL, NFL Players Association and the union are considering a possible union settlement, according to multiple sources.ESPN and the NFLPA will discuss a settlement at the negotiating table, sources told ESPN’s Josina Anderson and the Associated Press.
ESPN has said it is considering a tentative deal that would resolve disputes over pay and benefits and the possibility of a new collective bargaining agreement.
Sources close to the talks told ESPN that a deal is still under consideration.
The two sides are also weighing a tentative agreement that could include new TV rights deals, the source said.
ESPN declined to comment.
A spokesman for the NFL and the league Players Association did not immediately respond to a request for comment.ESPN has said that a union deal is unlikely in the immediate future.
It has long said it would seek an agreement with the union that would keep the network on top of its competitors.