According to ESPN‘s Chris Mortensen, John Clayton and Adam Schefter, the NFL and NFLPA have reached an agreement in principle. The details of a proposed collective bargaining agreement being pitched to NFL owners Tuesday, according to the named sources are the following:
- Players get 48 percent of “all revenue.”
- Players’ share will never dip below 46.5 percent, under new formula being negotiated.
- Teams required to spend close to 100 percent of the salary cap.
- Rookie wage scale part of deal but still being “tweaked.”
- Four years needed for unrestricted free-agent status. Certain tags will be retained, but still being discussed.
- 18-game regular season designated only as negotiable item and at no point is mandated in deal.
- New 16-game Thursday night TV package beginning in 2012.
- Owners still will get some expense credits that will allow funding for new stadiums.
- Retirees to benefit from improved health care, pension benefits as revenue projected to double to $18 million by 2016.
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