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Foxworth is expected to be the next NFLPA president


The NFLPA soon will gather in Florida for its annual meeting. Among other things, the player representatives will elect a new president.

A league source tells PFT it’s widely expected that former Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth will run, and win.

Foxworth ran two years ago against Kevin Mawae, who last played in 2009.

An instrumental figure in the CBA negotiations of 2011, many believe that Foxworth is and has been NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith’s hand-picked choice to serve as union president. Though a belief in some circles that Foxworth’s playing career may be over following a torn ACL that he suffered in 2010 and that did not properly heal by 2011, it’s not expected to keep Foxworth from securing the job.

It’s also not expected that anyone will be running against Smith for the position of executive director. Despite rumblings that a member of a team’s front office would be recruited by a faction of the Executive Committee to challenge Smith, it appears at this point that Smith will be re-appointed.