The 32 NFL group owners voted Thursday in a Manhattan lodge to “accept the negotiated terms on the principles of a new collective bargaining agreement.”

Such fast motion by the owners signifies their eagerness to interchange the 10-year labor agreement that concludes in March 2021. Several parts of a new CBA may very well be applied for the upcoming season ought to the gamers vote in favor of it.

The NFL mentioned in a press release: “Following greater than ten months of intensive and thorough negotiations, the NFL Players and golf equipment have collectively developed a complete set of new and revised terms that may rework the long run of the sport, present for gamers – previous, current, and future – each on and off the sphere, and be sure that the NFL’s second century is even higher and extra thrilling for the followers.

The membership voted as we speak to just accept the negotiated terms on the principal parts of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Players Association would additionally must vote to approve the identical terms for there to be a new agreement.

Since the golf equipment and gamers must have a system in place and know the principles that they may function below by subsequent week, the membership additionally authorised shifting ahead below the ultimate yr of the 2011 CBA if the gamers resolve to not approve the negotiated terms. Out of respect for the method and our companions on the NFLPA, we may have no additional remark right now.”


Neither Commissioner Roger Goodell nor any of the owners supplied detailed remark in regards to the proposed CBA.

The NFL Players Association mentioned Thursday it will not touch upon the NFL’s announcement.

Now the onus is on the gamers, who’ve a convention name Friday involving their govt committee and participant representatives.

Should the gamers vote in opposition to accepting this proposal or search additional negotiations, the NFL has mentioned the present agreement would stay in place for 2020.

The league’s enterprise yr begins March 18.


The proposal could embrace a 17-game schedule; a discount of the preseason, initially from 4 video games to 3; an growth of the playoffs; and better share of revenues for the gamers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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