NFL.com says the union has started notifying players eligible to receive funds about the plan.
According to a union source, players who were on a 53-man roster for each of the 34 weeks of the last two seasons will be eligible to receive 60-thousand dollars during this offseason as the lockout continues.
Owners locked out the players after the league's collective bargaining agreement expired March 11th.
Earlier that day, the NFLPA filed for decertification.
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