We know a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is expected to be ratified soon by the owners and players, but have wondered how long it might last.
Per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the new labor deal will be good for ten years.
Citing multiple sources familiar with the negotiations, Mortensen reports that the decade-long agreement will give the players somewhere between 46.5 and 48 percent of the revenue generated by the NFL. There is a specific credit for the players allowed if three new NFL stadiums are constructed, including one in Los Angeles.
The sides agreed on a format for free agency rules on Friday. Mortensen reports that the market will most likely open on July 25, following the three-day window for teams to re-sign their own free agents.
According to Mortensen, the owners have conceded to eliminate all two-a-day practices from training camp. Teams can instead conduct a helmet-less, non-contact practice in place of a second full-contact workout on the same day.
As the finalization of a new CBA approaches, details will continue to trickle in.