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Foxworth generally didn’t sound optimistic about quickly improving relations between the union and league, again citing the lack of trust.

“And if everything that we bring back to our players _ every proposal that the league makes to us, we bring back to our players _ and if they receive it from a negative place because they don’t trust anybody on Park Avenue,” he said, “then it’s really hard to get anything done.”

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AP Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich in Washington contributed to this story.