NFL player leadership continues to be divided over the notion of a 17-game regular season ahead of an upcoming vote on a proposed new collective bargaining agreement, sources told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.
Players were split into three categories when discussing the proposal, according to Fowler. There were those who will never want 17 games, those who will accept the terms of the deal with tweaks, and those who approve of the proposal in its current form.
Representatives held a conference call on Friday and were initially set to vote on the deal, but getting the two-thirds majority in support of it wasn't certain, according to Fowler.
The players' union postponed voting as a result and will meet with league officials Tuesday at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. The union could vote as early as Wednesday, but it hopes to continue negotiating with team owners.
However, the owners reportedly aren't interested in renegotiating their offer.
The NFL Players Association executive committee voted 6-5 against the proposed CBA on Friday. The offer now goes to the 32-man board of player representatives, which is responsible for the final vote.
Two-thirds of the representatives must approve the new terms, while the full membership can pass the deal with a simple majority.