NFL, Union Working Toward Moving Draft to May, Says

The National Football League and its players union are working toward an agreement that would move the 2014 draft to a month later, according to the NFL’s website.

The NFL will try the later date -- probably May 15 -- on a one-year trial before deciding whether to make it permanent, the website reported. The draft, in which teams select players who have completed their college eligibility or renounced their remaining eligibility, is a three-day, made-for-television event that gets the NFL publicity during the offseason.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed that the league may move the draft to May, but said no decision has been made.

The league is also considering whether to move the NFL Scouting Combine and the start of the league year. That hasn’t been decided and would have to be approved by the union, the website said.

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