NFL Owners sign new CBA
The NFL Owners signed a new Collective Bargaining agreement yesterday, and gave the NFLPA until Tuesday, July 27 to sign off on it. NFL Players Association Head DeMaurice Smith peaked in on the a live broadcast (video). The NFLPA still has two big issues: An opt-out clause seven years into the proposed 10-year collective bargaining agreement, and to be allowed to report to team facilities and vote in person on recertifying as a union. Check out some of the highlights of the new contract proposal!
Highlights Of Proposed CBA – espn
Details of the proposed collective bargaining agreement approved by the owners and needing ratification by NFL players:
• Ten-year deal, through the 2020 season
• New league year would begin on Wednesday
• Players receive 48 percent of revenue in first portion of deal
• $120 million salary cap; team minimum 89 percent ($106.8M) as long as league spends 99 percent ($3.8 billion)
• Veterans earn free agency after fourth season
• Four-year rookie contracts, with team option for fifth year
• Lower rookie salaries, with cap on team spending for rookies
• Later training camps, no more full-contact, two-a-day practices
• Offseason team activities (OTAs) reduced from 14 to 10
Revised July Dates In Proposed CBA
• Voluntary training, conditioning and classroom instruction permitted until first day of clubs’ preseason camps.
• Pre-2011 league year period commences. 2011 free agency list to be issued and will become effective on the first day of the 2011 league year (July 27).
• Clubs/players may begin to renegotiate contracts. Clubs may begin to sign drafted rookies and their own UFAs, RFAs, exclusive rights players and franchise players.
• Waivers begin for the 2011 league year.
• Starting at 2 p.m. ET, clubs may negotiate with, but not sign, undrafted rookie free agents, free agents, and other clubs’ UFAs, RFAs, and franchise players.
• Starting at 2 p.m ET, clubs may begin to sign undrafted rookie free agents.
• 2011 league year commences at 2 p.m. ET, provided NFLPA has ratified CBA.
• Free agency signing period begins. Clubs may sign free agents and other clubs’ UFAs.
• Clubs may sign offer sheets.
• Trading period begins.
• All clubs must be under the salary cap.
• Top 51 rule applies.
• Rosters expanded to 90-man limit.
• Training camps open for all clubs, provided NFLPA has ratified CBA. Day 1 activities limited to physicals, meetings, and conditioning. No pads permitted on Day 2 or Day 3.