Troy Vincent, former president of the NFL Players Association, expects to be named assistant executive director of the union at a meeting of the union's executives and team player representatives this week in Maui, according to two sources.
Vincent, who said last month in Phoenix that he is officially done as a player, can no longer serve as the player rep. Instead, he'll replace Doug Allen as No. 2 in command of the union. Allen served under NFLPA executive director Gene Upshaw for more than a decade. He left the job after the 2006 season to become national executive director of the Screen Actors Guild and the post had been vacant since.
Vincent, 36, played 15 seasons with the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins. He was originally drafted as a cornerback with the No. 7 overall pick in the 1992 draft by Miami after playing college football at Wisconsin.
He finished his career with 47 interceptions, including three returned for touchdowns, and was named to five Pro Bowls. He had spent the past four years as the union's president until his term ran out this month.