The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the process is supposed to be secret.
Owners overwhelmingly voted for a tentative agreement earlier Thursday, pending an OK from the players, who later held a conference call to discuss the proposal. That call ended without a vote.
Before the call began, NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith wrote in an email to the 32 team representatives: "There is no agreement between the NFL and the players at this time."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.