After nearly five months of NFL work stoppage, the longest in NFL history, ended Monday with players unanimously accepted a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) approved last night by the NFL owners. Each side came out on top as the owners will receive 52-53 percent in revenue up from 47 percent from previous CBA. Also, the new structure reduces the amount of money that can be paid for first round draft choices. Players can now have no more than two-a-day workouts in pads and fewer organized team activities or OTA’s – which hopefully in turn safer and less injuries in the in/offseason practices and plus unrestricted free agency after four seasons.
The only significant lost was the Hall of Fame exhibition game in August 7th at Canton, Ohio. And with CBA finally settled, one word… F-A-N-T-A-S-Y !!!