NFL, NFLPA: We had “productive, constructive and beneficial” CBA talks

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The NFL and NFLPA gathered for their fourth set of talks about a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on Wednesday and the schedule called for the meetings to last for three days.

There was a change in plans, however, and the two sides wrapped things up after several hours of conversations. A joint statement from the league and the union didn’t discuss the reason for the change, but did paint a positive picture of the work that went on.

“Today’s meeting was productive, constructive and beneficial for both sides, and the meetings between the NFLPA’s Executive Committee and the NFL’s Management Council Executive Committee will continue.”

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the two sides wanted a chance to “review and regroup” before coming back together on July 29 for more discussions.

The current CBA is up after the 2020 season and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has talked about his desire to see a new one in place before the 2019 season is underway. There are big issues to hammer out if that is going to happen and we may have a better sense if that’s possible by the end of the month.

16 responses to “NFL, NFLPA: We had “productive, constructive and beneficial” CBA talks

  1. They both should know – and I suspect they do – that they’re in this together and a prosperous league is in everyone’s interests.

  2. This is good if this keeps going on they will come to an agreement before the season

  3. The NFL will roll the NFLPA again and they won’t realize it until it is way too late. Good.

  4. Both sides are terribly greedy.
    That statement is legalese for we have to both go back and really come up with something.
    Can’t BS this.

  5. @glac1
    If it’s not in best interest of the players who make millions for the owners, they shouldn’t.

  6. NFLPA needs to address the franchise tag. Teams should not be allowed to franchise the same player in consecutive years. This suppresses wages while the clock is running on their career longevity.

  7. nyneal says:
    July 17, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    The bottom line is the fans will pay more money no matter what they do.


    Agreed and as long as the fans continue to support the league, nothing will change…

  8. @dallasfan76
    If a minimum 20% increase in salary is wage suppression, we have vastly different definitions of that phrase.

  9. stoptrippn says:
    July 17, 2019 at 5:12 pm
    Hopefully, they give the players before 1993 will receive a substantial pension increase.

    It would be nice if Players Contracts included 1% going to Old Players pension and if the teams would match it to help out the guys that made the NFL America’s game.

  10. If the discussion didn’t revolve around inflating roster payroll to about 4.5 percent, guaranteed contracts, and eliminating the 5th year option on drafted players, it wasn’t productive.

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