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Report: Economics portion of a new CBA are 'done'

Posted on: July 15, 2011 12:05 pm
Edited on: July 15, 2011 1:13 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

On Thursday night, CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman reported that the NFL's labor situation was close to an end and that the NFL and players' efforts at getting a new CBA in place were at the "half-yard line."

On Friday, the information relating to the lockout's been flowing in at at a breakneck pace that's so optimistic it would make a scientology recruiter blush.

Two bigger pieces of news stand out. Primarily, there's a report from the NFL Network's Albert Breer, who notes that "the economics of a deal are done." That's something that echoes what Freeman's been hearing, and is particularly awesome to hear. If the money's figured out, everything else will fall into place.

Breer does note that there are "plenty of other hoops" for the respective sides to jump through, including retiree benefits, "player safety, worker's compensation and injury guarantees, and also litigation entanglements."

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Lest anyone think differently, those are indeed potential dealbreakers, especially if the "litigation entanglements" involve "how to solve future litigation issues" and "what to do with the current lawsuit hanging out there."

But his report on NFL.com, in addition to being a nice place to hear a report that a deal is done on the NFL labor situation, is laced with optimism.

Additionally, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that a new CBA "will be 7 to 10 years." Though that's a reasonably broad spectrum -- it was widely assumed that eight years was the floor with 12 years as the ceiling -- it's still fantastic news that the progress made by the owners and players hasn't necessitated a shortening of the CBA to five years, simply for the sake of knocking a deal out.

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Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: July 15, 2011 6:54 pm
 

Report: Economics portion of a new CBA are 'done'

"Breer does note that there are "plenty of other hoops" for the respective sides to jump through, including retiree benefits, "player safety, worker's compensation and injury guarantees, and also litigation entanglements." - This is HUGE! It's not over yet....retiree benefits, who gets these anymore? Worker's comp and injury guarantees....this all adds up to A LOT MORE MORE....hold on, the deal is not done yet, sorry!




Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: July 15, 2011 2:32 pm
 

Report: Economics portion of a new CBA are 'done'

Looks like football is just around the corner and more than likely no pre games missed. Surprise! Surprise! I'm sure the $200,000 fund to each player may have played a small role in this but the fact of losing millions if the Hall fo Fame game is missed probablly didn;t sit well either. Regardless i'm happy this mess is almost over. I already told them where to go with my season tickets but I stil lwant to watch on TV.



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: July 15, 2011 1:38 pm
 

Report: Economics portion of a new CBA are 'done'

So there you have it, AES!  Owners drop the 'right of refusal' thing, players drop the lawsuit, everyone signs on the dotted line.  Sounds like a solution to me!




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: July 15, 2011 12:58 pm
 

Report: Economics portion of a new CBA are 'done'

I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on CSBsports.com. So, can't the ten players that filed the suit just drop the suit? Assuming so, I guess all that's left is the whackadoo "right of first refusal" plan the zany owners know they won't get and workers comp issues. The benefits for retired players was settled..I thought. I don't know how you write player safety into a bargaining agreement. Isn't that something for Rich McKay and his competition people to address?


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