CBA - NFLPA votes yes

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Fender57

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The NFL players voted in favor of the NFL owners' proposed collective bargaining agreement Sunday, meaning a 17th regular-season game and expanded playoffs are on the way in the near future.


The NFLPA announced the union voted in favor of the agreement, with 1,019 voting yes and 959 players against the proposal.


Ian Rapoport of NFL.com explained what the new CBA will mean:


The CBA is set to run through the 2030 season, and by agreeing to it now, it ensures there will be no work stoppage following the 2020 campaign.


After the NFL Players Association's representatives voted 17-14 in favor of putting the CBA to a vote, each of the NFL's nearly 2,000 players were afforded the opportunity to vote for or against the proposed CBA.


Adding a 17th regular-season game was seen as the biggest obstacle in the ratification of a new CBA, but with the players now agreeing, an extra regular-season game will be played annually starting sometime in the next four years, although it won't occur during the upcoming season.


Also, the playoffs will be expanded to seven teams in each conference with only one team in each conference receiving a first-round bye beginning in 2020.


Most players seemed to be against a 17th game being added, including Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who tweeted the following after the owners voted in favor of the CBA:

Although it may not be an ideal situation for the players, the league made several other concessions that convinced them to agree to the CBA.


Chief among them is the fact that the players will earn a larger cut of the revenue share compared to the previous CBA. Also, to offset the addition of another regular-season game, the NFL will shorten the preseason.


Other player perks include a revised drug policy that will significantly lessen punishments for positive marijuana tests, higher minimum salaries and higher spending floors for each team, which is likely to aid in the increasing of player salaries.


Also, players will have their contracts amended to account for the extra regular-season game with the addition of one game check, although the value of that game check cannot exceed $250,000.

Both the players and owners had to cut the other side some slack in order to make the new CBA a reality, but now that it is officially in place, the NFL landscape will change significantly with alterations to the regular-season and playoff schedules.
 

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Other player perks include a revised drug policy that will significantly lessen punishments for positive marijuana tests, higher minimum salaries and higher spending floors for each team, which is likely to aid in the increasing of player salaries.
Ricky Williams -former Patrick Henry HS Patriot like me!- wants his career back!
 

Concudan

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Well now.
Let's see how we can stop the 2020 season now...
 

wrbanwal

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More teams in the playoffs. Finally get to see some of those underrated 7-9 clubs get a chance at a ring.
 

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More teams in the playoffs. Finally get to see some of those underrated 7-9 clubs get a chance at a ring.
7-10 clubs.

Dumb. Maybe this time the Chuggers can go 13-4, get the second seed which no longer exists, and be crushed by the 8-9 Pittsburgh Steelers. Nah....you just have to hear the cries of “ we just gotta get in the playoffs first” for the entire month of December. I hope the Patriots are the top and only seed. Belichick and New England deserve it.
 

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The NFL players voted in favor of the NFL owners' proposed collective bargaining agreement Sunday, meaning a 17th regular-season game and expanded playoffs are on the way in the near future.


The NFLPA announced the union voted in favor of the agreement, with 1,019 voting yes and 959 players against the proposal.


Ian Rapoport of NFL.com explained what the new CBA will mean:


The CBA is set to run through the 2030 season, and by agreeing to it now, it ensures there will be no work stoppage following the 2020 campaign.


After the NFL Players Association's representatives voted 17-14 in favor of putting the CBA to a vote, each of the NFL's nearly 2,000 players were afforded the opportunity to vote for or against the proposed CBA.


Adding a 17th regular-season game was seen as the biggest obstacle in the ratification of a new CBA, but with the players now agreeing, an extra regular-season game will be played annually starting sometime in the next four years, although it won't occur during the upcoming season.


Also, the playoffs will be expanded to seven teams in each conference with only one team in each conference receiving a first-round bye beginning in 2020.


Most players seemed to be against a 17th game being added, including Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who tweeted the following after the owners voted in favor of the CBA:

Although it may not be an ideal situation for the players, the league made several other concessions that convinced them to agree to the CBA.


Chief among them is the fact that the players will earn a larger cut of the revenue share compared to the previous CBA. Also, to offset the addition of another regular-season game, the NFL will shorten the preseason.


Other player perks include a revised drug policy that will significantly lessen punishments for positive marijuana tests, higher minimum salaries and higher spending floors for each team, which is likely to aid in the increasing of player salaries.


Also, players will have their contracts amended to account for the extra regular-season game with the addition of one game check, although the value of that game check cannot exceed $250,000.

Both the players and owners had to cut the other side some slack in order to make the new CBA a reality, but now that it is officially in place, the NFL landscape will change significantly with alterations to the regular-season and playoff schedules.
So just did the math and damn that is a close margin. Just 31 more NO votes and it fails to pass.
 

ThunderHorse17

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What could keep people away from a 70,000 seat Incubator?
Extra game, extra chance to win.

I think that this covid19 unknown year played a lot into the scrub 2nd and 3rd string players (do practice squad players get a vote?) that are looking at the fact they might not be getting that 250,000 game check if the games are canceled. I'm assuming by agreeing to this current CBA, they will be guaranteed to get their minimum pay rate.

I dunno I'm not a NFL fanatic anymore. And yeah I can say fanatic and not hide behind the guise that a fan is a positive moniker anymore.

Besides blind faith can be dangerous.
 
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Fender57

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The players usually have to cave anyway. Maybe that along with the uncertainty of the Coronavirus played into this vote passing.
 

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Please keep the discussion civil. This is not the political forum and there is no reason to post such things in the normal forum.
who gives two shits?

did Roger Goodell fuck your wife or your girlfriend?
 

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So just did the math and damn that is a close margin. Just 31 more NO votes and it fails to pass.
There were reports of players wanting to change their vote. I wonder how many did not fully understand all of the points and if they wish they had voted no. :unsure:
 

Fender57

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There were reports of players wanting to change their vote. I wonder how many did not fully understand all of the points and if they wish they had voted no. :unsure:
Perhaps. I think it might also be a case of not wanting a work stoppage, especially the guys who haven’t gotten past their first contract.
 

Quetzalcoatl

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There were reports of players wanting to change their vote. I wonder how many did not fully understand all of the points and if they wish they had voted no. :unsure:
What! NFL players didn't understand some legal document? No way. You're out of your mind.