After appeals officer and former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey failed to announce a ruling as it pertains to Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson ahead of Friday's preseason opener at the Jacksonville Jaguars, Watson publicly apologized "to all of the women that I have impacted in this situation" regarding allegations of sexual misconduct during massage sessions.

It appears those words could do both Watson and the Browns some good. 

Before Friday's developments, it was reported that "an agreed resolution between the NFL and the NFL Players Association could still happen" even as the league appeals the six-game suspension for Watson initially recommended by NFL disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson. While the NFL wants Watson to be ineligible for a year, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio wrote on Monday afternoon that sources say a "settlement remains very possible" between the sides as the Browns prepare to host the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday.