The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to a conference call Wednesday afternoon, a source with knowledge of the negotiations told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The conference call will take place at 10:30 a.m.
The two sides will discuss the latest developments regarding the league’s concussion policy, the impact of the new CBA and other topics, the source said.
The meeting comes after a meeting between NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and union president DeMaurice Smith on Monday.
The commissioner and Smith met on Monday afternoon, and the two discussed ways to address concerns the NFLPA expressed regarding the new concussion policy.
The league has also been trying to find a compromise that could help players who have been diagnosed with symptoms associated with concussions, such as headaches, dizziness and memory loss.
The league and NFL have been working to come to a deal on how to address the issue of concussions that could lead to players suffering long-term neurological problems.
The two sides have been discussing ways to improve the existing policy that requires players to wear a helmet when playing sports, and also how to provide a clear message that they won’t play in the game if a player has been diagnosed.
Goodell and Smith have been trying for months to reach a resolution to the issue.
Goodell has proposed the addition of a new concussion protocol, a rule that would require all NFL players to have a concussion test and would prevent players from being charged if they fail a concussion exam.
The union and the league have been negotiating on a new protocol that could protect players from potentially having their head injury symptoms worsen or worsen over time, and it could also include measures to make sure players with head injuries would be taken care of if they suffer a concussion.
The NFL and the union have also been negotiating to find some sort of way to allow players to return to the field and play, while at the same time reducing the risk of them suffering long term neurological problems from concussions.
The union has been advocating for the possibility of players returning to the game after being diagnosed with a concussion and have their career over, but the league has remained resistant to the idea.