The NFL Players voted to approve the new CBA proposed by the owners, which includes increased revenue for the players, a 17-game regular-season schedule, expanded playoffs and more. ESPN’s Adam Schefter announced the news on Twitter.
The reported vote was close, but the majority of players voted for the CBA in a 1019-959 result according to the NFL Players Association. Agreeing to the CBA now gives the two sides 10 years before a new agreement needs to be in place.
Included in the agreement is an increased profit share for players and increased benefits for players, both active and former.
The big news out of this agreement is the expanded schedule. Teams will now play 17 games in the regular season and have an expanded playoff format. With the agreement, the playoffs will have two extra teams each year.
Now that the agreement is in place, free agency can proceed because teams will know how much they are able to spend.
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