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NFLPA seeks national search firm to find replacement for Upshaw

Updated: September 11, 2008, 8:39 PM ET
Associated Press

The NFL Players' Association plans to hire a national search firm, the first step in the process to select a new executive director after Gene Upshaw died last month.

The union sent out letters to each of its 32 NFL team player representatives this week seeking approval to hire a search firm, NFLPA spokesman Carl Francis said Thursday. Once approval is granted, the union's board will meet within the next few weeks to hire a firm to identify potential candidates.

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