The following is a statement released on March 11 by NFL Executive Vice President Jeff Pash following the NFLPA's announcement they would decertify:
"As you know we've been [negotiation for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement] for the better part of three weeks, fully engaged and fully committed to this process. I said yesterday that an agreement could be reached if there was a shared commitment on both sides.
"I was disappointed and all of us were disappointed that at the very time we were face-to-face with the union and its executive committee, they had already made the decision to decertify their union.
"We were meeting with them after 4 p.m. ET this afternoon to talk about the offer that we tendered them. And an hour later, we got letters that as of 4 p.m. ET they had given up their status as a collective bargaining representative."