Negotiations continue on revised CBA

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No deal is done until it’s done, and the deal between the NFL and the NFL Players Association regarding the parameters for pro football in a pandemic still isn’t done.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, negotiations continue regarding the precise language of the final document, with terms supposedly settled nine days ago still in play.

Most significantly, the NFL does indeed want to shorten the window for opting out from the agreed duration of seven days after the finalization of the agreement revising the Collective Bargaining Agreement. If, however, the NFL Players Association agrees to that term, it will do so only in exchange for other concessions from the league.

It’s for NFLPA leadership to decide whether to change the term at all. Many players would likely prefer the current agreement. Depending on what the union gets in return for agreeing to a deadline that, frankly, would be arriving tomorrow if the two sides had gotten the paperwork done as quickly as expected, allowing the deadline to move from a week after execution of the agreement to Tuesday or Wednesday of this week could be useful for the players.

Without knowing exactly what the NFL gives up for getting a shorter opt-out deadline, it’s impossible to evaluate that specific wrinkle to the broader transaction. Regardless, the negotiations continue — and there will be no final deal until signatures are placed on the last version of the document.

8 responses to “Negotiations continue on revised CBA

  1. Good grief. MLB can barely get any games in with players that aren’t slobber knockin’ each other on every play. Not tryin to be Debbie Downer here but Debbies already got the virus….

  2. Maybe Manfred can give Goodell tips on leadership.
    I guess not.
    Both are clueless.

  3. Considering the NFLPA and owners just agreed to the guidelines for COVID a week ago, this seems like the owners are seeing how this is playing out and are unhappy.

    After Moseley got his guaranteed 2021 salary and a 10 million bonus just to opt out of 2020 and seeing what Joey Bosa got, the owners would have to concede quite a bit to give the owners what they want.

    You can even see the effects of the potential opt out in Major League Baseball too as Mookie Betts got serious dollars he may have not otherwise gotten without the leverage of being able to opt out of 2020.

  4. I’m afraid this season is going to be a freak show. Cancel it or figure out a bubble like the NBA.

  5. Just terminate every players contract and renegotiate when there is a vaccine. This is amazing, a virus that has a .001 death rate.

  6. Slimeglynn what’s amazing is over 150,000 dead Americans and people are still anti-mask and anti-social distancing

  7. Just terminate every players contract and renegotiate when there is a vaccine. This is amazing, a virus that has a .001 death rate
    Over in MLB, 19 game winner Eduardo Rodríguez is out for the season because of heart inflammation caused by Covid. There’s more potential outcomes besides alive or dead.

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