Cameron’s first deal with the NFL is “in my minds” and he will likely get his wish to keep his name associated with the league until at least 2020, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said.
Smith was responding to reports that the league’s new collective bargaining agreement will be released before the end of the year.
Smith said the league has been working to negotiate with Cameron and he has spoken to other teams, and it’s not clear when they would begin talks.
He said he believes the deal will be finalized before the league releases the next CBA.
“I don’t think it’s an issue of a few months, I think it will be in my mind for a while, maybe a year, and I’m sure there are other things that could come up,” Smith said in a phone interview.
I think we have to be realistic with that.””
We don’t want to make it too difficult for other teams.
I think we have to be realistic with that.”
The union has been in talks with several teams in recent weeks, including Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross.
Cameron, who is also president of the NFL Players Association, is expected to make a decision about his future with the union in the next few weeks.
He made $6.3 million in the first six months of the season.
Cameron, who has been under contract for three years, was named NFLPA president in June after serving as vice president of player development and compliance and serving as the executive director of the Players’ Association.