The NFL Players Association released a statement, saying they did not vote on the new proposed collective bargaining agreement and their vote has been delayed.
Instead of agreeing to the terms of the proposal approved by the NFL owners, the NFLPA released a statement to announce the two sides will meet next week.
Our statement on today's collective bargaining meeting: pic.twitter.com/MVOODW65fV
— NFLPA (@NFLPA) February 21, 2020
On Thursday, NFL owners met in New York City before approving proposed new CBA includes some major changes to the NFL as we know it. The new collective bargaining agreement will add a 17th week to the NFL schedule and expand the playoff format to include a 7th team in each conference. seventh team in each conference beginning with the 2020 season.
Proposed terms of the new CBA also reportedly include a reduction in preseason games and more lenient drug testing. The NFL is also reportedly offering its players a 48.5% share of league revenue, up from the current 47% share.
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 21, 2020
While some see the the new CBA as an improvement from the current deal, many current players have been outspoken with their displeasure since news broke of the proposal approved by the owners.
Hard no on that proposed CBA.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 21, 2020