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NFL players ratify new CBA

Roger Goodell, Robert Kraft AP

The NFL’s players have voted today to ratify a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, allowing the league year to begin.

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports had the first report that the deal has been approved.

“Just got word from a source they have received enough votes! Let the league year begin,” Glazer wrote on Twitter. “The players have voted to ratify the new CBA!”

It had to clear a few last hurdles today — including testing for human growth hormone and appeals of league discipline for personal-conduct policy violations — but the bottom line is that the NFL year is now underway.

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34 Responses to “NFL players ratify new CBA”
  1. Umar says: Aug 4, 2011 4:43 PM

    Labor peace for 10 years. Rolls right off the tongue.

  2. thephantomstranger says: Aug 4, 2011 4:44 PM

    Stairwayto7, lovesportsandsurfing, purpleman527, and nudeman still don’t believe it.

  3. iggles20 says: Aug 4, 2011 4:45 PM

    Yeah!!! Can’t wait to see the Eagles free agents practicing!

  4. iamgoodkid says: Aug 4, 2011 4:45 PM

    hmmhmm thats what i thought goodell

  5. austrianpanther says: Aug 4, 2011 4:45 PM

    Jerremy Cotchery reales by the New york Jets!!OUCH!!

  6. dawgpound3 says: Aug 4, 2011 4:45 PM

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The NFL IS BACK BABY!

  7. n2thaizzo says: Aug 4, 2011 4:46 PM

    HIP HIP… HOORRAYY!!!!

  8. rexryansdirtysock says: Aug 4, 2011 4:46 PM

    So it’s over? OMG! It’s actually over. Over over. Hooray.

    Wine spritzers on me boysssss

  9. nflofficeadmin says: Aug 4, 2011 4:47 PM

    that sounds was the last breathe of air leaving the UFL’s lungs

  10. madamschefter says: Aug 4, 2011 4:47 PM

    Lol, what would have happened had they voted against it?

  11. jjrs89 says: Aug 4, 2011 4:49 PM

    God I hate the ravens

  12. andyreidisfat says: Aug 4, 2011 4:50 PM

    I am split on the Blood testing thing. While i don’t want to see cheaters in the NFL, I am afraid if they do test we will not be able to have a season because each team will have 4 players left, if that.

    On the whole this is great news. The NFL is solid for 10 years. They got a rookie cap which is great. The only big beefs i have are the practice rules as i think we will always have to wait till the 4-5th week for really good football to be played under this system.

  13. hansenbrothers says: Aug 4, 2011 4:50 PM

    i literally thought that i would never see this post…whew…bring on football!

  14. oldbrowndawg says: Aug 4, 2011 4:50 PM

    Maybe NOW we can press on without any more mouthing off from the likes of the big mouth Steeler safety? Hope so!

  15. illyistic1 says: Aug 4, 2011 4:52 PM

    lets get it!

  16. jessieboom says: Aug 4, 2011 4:53 PM

    Good luck, NBA

  17. dcsween says: Aug 4, 2011 4:56 PM

    How and why is Jay Glazer announcing this on Twitter? The Commissioner has a Twitter account. Also reading on Twitter that the actual teams have not yet been notified.

  18. hobartbaker says: Aug 4, 2011 4:57 PM

    Final vote on the document presented by Commissioner Goodell.

    TAKE IT – 2,856

    LEAVE IT – 147

  19. prior0knowledge says: Aug 4, 2011 4:58 PM

    awesome! Now where all the “Book it!” commenters who got this wrong?

  20. austrianpanther says: Aug 4, 2011 4:58 PM

    Crap!!! And I just joined the all male Sunday Afternoon Knitting Club!!!

  21. madamschefter says: Aug 4, 2011 4:59 PM

    oldbrowndawg says:
    Aug 4, 2011 4:50 PM
    Maybe NOW we can press on without any more mouthing off from the likes of the big mouth Steeler safety? Hope so!

    I wasn’t aware James Harrison changed positions…

  22. phillychzstk2012 says: Aug 4, 2011 4:59 PM

    Jerremy Cotchery reales by the New york Jets!!OUCH!!

    ————————————————

    good job of getting the name right. your spelling in general is just phenomenal.

  23. phillyphever says: Aug 4, 2011 5:00 PM

    Finally. None of this crap for the next 9 years. Let the games begin.

  24. JAM says: Aug 4, 2011 5:00 PM

    My god how this summer sucked… NOW I can rest easy knowing that in little over a month Tom Brady will be flat on his face thanks to Cameron Wake… All is right with the world again.

  25. jshawaii22 says: Aug 4, 2011 5:01 PM

    so 30 steelers, a few bengals, and a lot of guys with Ho’s as girlfriends voted no… and the real players all voted yes.

    Got it! Lets play football!

    js

  26. austrianpanther says: Aug 4, 2011 5:04 PM

    I was in a rush to get this out…

    phillychzstk2012 says:
    Aug 4, 2011 4:59 PM
    Jerremy Cotchery reales by the New york Jets!!OUCH!!

    ————————————————

    good job of getting the name right. your spelling in general is just phenomenal.

  27. psuravens19 says: Aug 4, 2011 5:04 PM

    jjrs89 says:
    Aug 4, 2011 4:49 PM
    God I hate the ravens

    ________________________________

    I’m a Ravens fan and can’t stop laughing at that statement, since it has nothing to do with the article

  28. stinkfingers says: Aug 4, 2011 5:07 PM

    Its about damn time.

  29. phillyrick22 says: Aug 4, 2011 5:12 PM

    great! now i can see all of the many free agents that my birds signed get to practice! They need some time to acclimate and gel together! Lets go get it!

    E.A.G.L.E.S.! EAGLES!!!!!

    Haters go the other way son!

  30. ramofsteel says: Aug 4, 2011 5:14 PM

    No it’s still too hot. Still need some *cold water*.

    LOL.

  31. phillybirdgang1933 says: Aug 4, 2011 5:15 PM

    hey desean get with the program we need you ..you no we good for it!!!! stacks on deck oops mills you will get..come on down,the price is rite……
    goooooooooooooo eaglessssssssssssss

  32. billybats says: Aug 4, 2011 5:27 PM

    “With Roger Goodell having total control over the fine process, that’s a deal-breaker for us in this situation…”
    –Ryan Clark

    Hey Clark! Do you like apples? The NFL CBA has been ratified by the players. How do you like them apples?

  33. garyman1 says: Aug 4, 2011 5:53 PM

    As Al Michael’s would say:
    “Do you believe in miracles…. YES”

  34. madamschefter says: Aug 4, 2011 10:23 PM

    God I hate the chargers

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