NEWS OF THE DAY: The proposal for a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement was sent to the entire NFL Players Association for a vote after a meeting of the player representatives from the 32 teams. The reps voted 17-14 with one abstention late Tuesday to pass the proposal onto the full membership for approval. The timing of the player vote hadn’t been set, and superstar quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson criticized the proposal publicly.
NOT ALL RIGHT: With Alabama left-handed quarterback Tua Tagovailoa set to be a high pick, a reporter asked several general managers and coaches why southpaw quarterbacks are so rare. He received several strange looks and no strong theories.
ROYALTY IN OUR MIDST: Auburn offensive lineman Prince Tega Wanogho explained his name.
“That’s my granddad. He’s a king of my village back in Nigeria,” he said. “I didn’t really know much about that, but when I moved to the States I came to understand that was pretty much like a mayor, pretty much like a leader in a village. But they say king back there.”
He came to the U.S. in 2014 and described his accent as part Nigerian, part Alabama.
NO REGRETS? Houston tackle Josh Jones has an Astros tattoo on his arm and said he’s still a fan, but he didn’t want to discuss the sign stealing controversy.
“Nope, I’m not answering any questions. I don’t know,” he said.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We definitely win that game. I thought we were the better team. We just didn’t execute like we should have.” — Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins on what would’ve happened in the playoff loss to Clemson if he hadn’t hurt his ankle. He’s still not 100 percent and may not work out at the combine.