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Published October 6, 1994
NFLPA Exec Dir Gene Upshaw met with Eagles players yesterday in an "hourlong venting session ... over the inequities and injustices of the NFL's new salary cap." The only "positive development" in the session was Upshaw's announcement that the NFLPA would like to settle the grievance the union has filed against the league, and the Eagles "to restore the salary reductions" handed down to some Eagle players. Sources say Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie "is torn about whether to pursue the grievance case all the way to the arbitration hearing, which is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday" of next week. "Lurie would like to eliminate the distraction, but he also thinks the team has an ironclad case." Upshaw and Harold Henderson, chair of the NFL's management council, could settle the case -- "if Lurie and the players involved agree." Some players want an acknowledgement by the NFL that what the Eagles did cannot happen again (S.A. Paolantonio, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 10/6). Eagle tackle Broderick Thompson, who was forced to take a $200,000 pay cut, characterized the meeting has "hostile, very hostile" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 10/6).