The Sports Kings: Today Could Be The Day!
Today could be the day the NFL finally has a new collective bargaining agreement in place. Lead NFL negotiator Jeff Pash says he expects both players and owners to have a final deal to vote on today.
An expected player vote yesterday was delayed with some parts of the CBA still unresolved. League owners are gathered in Atlanta this morning and are expected to ratify the deal once the players have signed off. They will still meet even if the players haven’t voted by then.
ESPN reports additional items of the CBA that have been agreed upon include an enhanced injury protection benefit, players allowed to remain in the league-sponsored medical plan for life, and an annual increase in the league minimum player salary.
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