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  • • NFL won’t comment after CBA meeting with NFLPA wraps up
    The NFL and NFLPA’s executive committee met for more than four hours in Indianapolis on Tuesday in an attempt to hash out the final details of an impending collective bargaining agreement. Said meeting came after NFL owners approved a new CBA agreement. It also came mere days after the NFLPA decided to push back a vote until the meeting took place. While things might be pointing in the right direc...2020
  • • Owners, union representatives wrap up four-hour meeting
    NFL owners and representatives from the NFL Players Association concluded a lengthy meeting in Indianapolis this evening. The meeting began at 5 p.m. ET and wrapped up just before 9. The owners are hoping to get the players to sign off on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. It’s unclear whether the owners were willing to [more]...2020
  • • Report: ‘Pieces in place’ for NFL CBA to be signed
    The NFL and NFLPA are currently engaged in a lengthy meeting at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Obviously, the goal here is to hash out a new collective bargaining agreement after owners approved the deal last week. The union decided to push back a vote by its executive committee until these meetings took place. There’s some evidence that something could get done here soon. According to ...2020
  • • Report: NFL owners 'fearful' of potential Bernie Sanders nomination in CBA talks
    As the NFL Players’ Association debates over a proposed new collective-bargaining agreement from the NFL, team owners are starting to worry about what could happen without a deal heading into an election year. According to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, NFL owners are fearful of Bernie Sanders winning the Democratic nomination and worried that the upcoming election will hurt the league’s telev...2020
  • • Former Cowboys DE David Irving hoping to return to NFL
    In March of last year, the NFL handed David Irving an indefinite suspension for violations of the substance abuse policy. This week, the defensive end took to Instagram to announce he is in the midst of the reinstatement process.  In the video, Irving said he’s encouraged about the NFL’s potential revamp of its policies on marijuana. There’s still a lot to be ironed out in the collective bargainin...2020
  • • NFL owners, union set for critical CBA meeting
    The NFL and the NFLPA will continue to try to drag an imperiled collective bargaining agreement across the finish line Tuesday when a group of players and owners meet at the NFL combine to go over details of the proposed deal....2020
  • • Cowboys have not talked contract with Dak Prescott since September
    It’s looking more and more like the Dallas Cowboys will place the dreaded franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott ahead of the start of free agency. Things have not been going swimmingly when it comes to long-term contract talks between the two sides. In fact, Cowboys VP Stephen Jones noted on Monday that they have not even discussed a long-term deal since prior to the start of the 2019 season i...2020
  • • NFL, NFLPA agree to delay franchise tag decisions by two days
    In a possible sign that the league and the union expect some clarity on Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations in the middle of next week, the two sides have agreed to push back the date on which teams can start putting franchise tags on players. The NFL had previously announced that franchise and transition tags had [more]...2020
  • • Report: Ravens are expected to franchise tag Matthew Judon
    The NFL and NFLPA agreed to push back the start of the window to use franchise tags two days in light of scheduled talks on the proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement this week and it looks like the Ravens will be active once that period is underway. Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports that the Ravens are [more]...2020
  • • Sources: Player reps divided over 17-game slate
    NFL player leadership is still divided over the thought of a 17-game season, falling into three categories when discussing the proposed new Collective Bargaining Agreement, sources told ESPN....2020

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  • • Former Cowboys DE David Irving hoping to return to NFL
    In March of last year, the NFL handed David Irving an indefinite suspension for violations of the substance abuse policy. This week, the defensive end took to Instagram to announce he is in the midst of the reinstatement process.  In the video, Irving said he’s encouraged about the NFL’s potential revamp of its policies on marijuana. There’s still a lot to be ironed out in the collective bargainin...2020
  • • New CBA proposal eliminates suspensions for positive marijuana tests
    Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em, NFL players. Except in July. According to the term sheet of the new proposed collective bargaining agreement sent to NFLPA members tonight, players will get major concessions from the league as it pertains to marijuana. As PFT reported last weekend, the window for testing players has narrowed to two [more]...2020
  • • Blake Snell unhappy with lack of raise after Cy Young season
    As a pre-arbitration player, Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell has no real say in his salary. The Tampa Bay Rays do, and they opted against giving him special treatment for turning in a Cy Young season in 2018. That has Snell a bit peeved as spring training starts, and in a statement issued through his agents, he made it pretty clear what he thought, via Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times: “The Rays ...2019
  • • Report: NFL to use marijuana policy as bargaining chip for next CBA
    Many current and former players, as well as some team owners, have spoken out about the NFL’s marijuana policy and called it archaic. After years of players facing lengthy suspension for using the substance, it appears change could finally be on the way. The league hopes to get rid of the ban on players smoking marijuana, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, but there is a catch. Flori...2018
  • • NFLPA files grievance over NFL's anthem policy
    The players’ union is filing a grievance against the NFL’s new anthem policy, the NFLPA announced on Tuesday. The union argues that the new policy violates the rights of players. “Our union filed its non-injury grievance today on behalf of all players challenging the NFL’s recently imposed anthem policy,” the NFLPA said in a statement. “The union’s claim is that this new policy, imposed by the NFL...2018
  • • Wizards' Jodie Meeks exercises player option
    Wizards shooting guard Jodie Meeks has opted in for the 2018-19 season, exercising the second-year player option on his contract, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter).Meeks’ option is worth $3,454,500, though he won’t earn that full amount since he still has to serve the remaining 19 games on his 25-game suspension. The veteran sharpshooter received the 25-game ban at the end of the reg...2018
  • New national anthem policy no longer expected to emerge at  next week's NFL spring owners meeting
    • New national anthem policy no longer expected to emerge at next week's NFL spring owners meeting
    While NFL owners earlier this year confidently targeted their spring meeting as a deadline of sorts to reach a conclusion on the league’s policy on player protest during the national anthem, it now appears no final resolution to the controversial question is likely to be reached next week when the owners convene for two days in Atlanta, Ga., according to sources familiar with the league’s current ...2018
  • • Raiders' Donald Penn will not face domestic violence charges
    Raiders tackle Donald Penn will not face charges stemming from an incident with his wife in late April, according to TMZ. It was reported that Penn slapped his wife’s behind and poured a drink on her head, but the two later issued a joint statement downplaying the incident.“The office rejected this case because of lack of corroboration and on the ground that there is no reasonable likelihood of co...2018
  • • NFL suspends Saints RB Mark Ingram for PEDs
    The NFL has suspended Saints running back Mark Ingram four games. Ingram, per a league announcement, has violated the league’s PED policy.  Per the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, Ingram will be permitted to take part in all of the Saints’ offseason work, training camp, and the preseason, but he will not be able to practice or play in the first four weeks of the season. Ingram did no...2018
  • • Ravens decline WR Breshad Perriman's option
    No surprise here, but the Ravens will decline Breshad Perriman‘s option for the 2019 season, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com tweets.  As shown on PFR’s fifth-year option tracker, Perriman would have earned $9.387MM in the additional year, per the equation dictated by the collective bargaining agreement.Perriman, the 26th overall pick in 2015, missed his entire rookie season due to a PCL sprain. After Per...2018

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  • • Former Cowboys DE David Irving hoping to return to NFL
    In March of last year, the NFL handed David Irving an indefinite suspension for violations of the substance abuse policy. This week, the defensive end took to Instagram to announce he is in the midst of the reinstatement process.  In the video, Irving said he’s encouraged about the NFL’s potential revamp of its policies on marijuana. There’s still a lot to be ironed out in the collective bargainin...2020
  • • Cowboys have not talked contract with Dak Prescott since September
    It’s looking more and more like the Dallas Cowboys will place the dreaded franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott ahead of the start of free agency. Things have not been going swimmingly when it comes to long-term contract talks between the two sides. In fact, Cowboys VP Stephen Jones noted on Monday that they have not even discussed a long-term deal since prior to the start of the 2019 season i...2020
  • • Fifth-year options to be guaranteed in proposed CBA, no longer tied to draft slot
    In the proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement agreed to by the NFL ownership on Thursday, fifth-year options for former first-round picks would become fully guaranteed when exercised by the team. All first-round picks signs four-year contracts with a team option for the fifth season. Those options have to be exercised after the player’s third full season [more]...2020
  • • Jarvis Landry trolls fans with sarcastic tweet about potential lockout
    As NFL fans and team owners wait to see if players vote to approve the proposed collective-bargaining agreement, Cleveland Browns receiver Jarvis Landry trolled everyone on Friday and might have just hinted at the direction of the vote. As more players come out opposed to the proposed CBA from owners and with a vote on the way, Landry teased football fans by hinting that they should start thinking...2020
  • • JJ Watt clearly expresses his disdain for NFL's CBA proposal
    While NFL owners are already in favor of their proposal for a new collective-bargaining agreement, Houston Texans star JJ Watt isn’t having it. Before the NFL Players’ Association is set to vote on the proposal Friday, Watt made his feelings known towards the owners’ wishes. While there’s plenty for NFL players to like in the deal, with the benefits detailed here, moving to a 17-game season requir...2020
  • • NFLPA releases memo detailing benefits for players in NFL's CBA proposal
    As NFL owners await a vote from the NFL Players’ Association on a new collective-bargaining agreement proposal, the NFLPA sent a memo on Thursday to players detailing the immense benefits that players will receive in the proposed CBA. In exchange for agreeing to a new CBA, which would give owners the ability to expand the season to 17 games and move to a 14-team playoff, players would receive sign...2020
  • • How a new CBA could make it more likely Tom Brady returns to Patriots
    NFL owners met on Thursday and approved the terms of a proposed new collective bargaining agreement between the league and the NFL Players Association, and there is optimism that a new CBA could go into effect before the start of the league year on March 18. If the New England Patriots are planning to bring back Tom Brady, that could be a significant development for them. It’s no secret that NFL t...2020
  • • Richard Sherman stands with JJ Watt against NFL’s CBA proposal
    As NFL owners await a vote from players on their proposal for a new collective-bargaining agreement, it appears cornerback Richard Sherman shares JJ Watt’s disdain for the CBA offer. Sherman, who hasn’t been shy about calling out the NFL, expressed his support for Watt coming forward and encouraged the Houston Texans star to reach out to the team’s player representative in the NFL Players Associat...2020
  • • Proposal would pay minimum-salary players at least $90,000 more in 2020
    One aspect of the proposed new Collective Bargaining Agreement that is sure to be embraced by the league’s lowest-paid players is a significant pay bump this year. The union distributed a fact sheet about the new CBA to all players on Thursday, and one of the concessions the union said it received from the owners [more]...2020
  • • CBA would hand most discipline decisions to neutral decision maker
    NFL players who think Commissioner Roger Goodell has too much disciplinary power may be pleased by one portion of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement that owners have approved and players will soon vote on. The union informed players today that part of the offer on the table is to take final say on most disciplinary [more]...2020

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  • • NFLPA on Thursday meeting: We won’t talk about family business
    The NFL Players Association held a press conference on Thursday afternoon and it took place after a meeting of player representatives earlier in the day regarding negotiations on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The first question posed to NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith had to do with that meeting and whether the full membership of [more]...2020
  • • Report: Warriors sign DeMarcus Cousins' younger brother
    DeMarcus Cousins won’t be the only member of his family who is an official part of the Golden State Warriors organization this season. Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports the Warriors have signed Jaleel Cousins, the younger brother of DeMarcus, to an Exhibit 10 contract. An Exhibit 10 is a relatively new type of deal that was introduced in the most recent collective bargaining agreement. It’s a...2018
  • • Raiders' Donald Penn will not face domestic violence charges
    2018
  • • NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Doc Rivers cancels his family plan
    We are in the first calendar year of the NBA's new referee hotline, where players and coaches can call to vent frustration about officials. They can plead their cases, deliver apologies and get an official dictionary definition of "verticality." We've obtained access to the inner communications, which are about as real as Lonzo Ball's chances in the Three-Point Shootout. We know when that hotline ...2017
  • • Potential conflict of interest arises with latest Elliott ruling
    A federal judge ruled in favor of the NFL on Monday and decided to lift the temporary restraining order that was blocking Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension, and some questions are being raised about whether or not that judge was impartial.Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio noticed on Tuesday that the husband of Judge Katherine Polk Failla, who decided that Elliott’s six-game ban should be reinsta...2017
  • • Report: Texans sign rookie first-round pick Deshaun Watson
    There will be no holdout from Houston Texans first-round pick Deshaun Watson this summer. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the former Clemson quarterback has inked his rookie deal with Houston, a deal that will pay him nearly $13.9 million over four seasons with an $8.2 million signing bonus.Rookies signing their initial NFL deals have become more of a procedural thing since the 2011 Collect...2017
  • • When Focused, Julius Randle Is Los Angeles Lakers' Best Player
    2017
  • • Mike Krukow on new MLB hazing rules: “I think it’s ridiculous”
    Major League Baseball is still OK with the tradition of hazing the rookies, but a line is being drawn to prevent players from being dressed up as women as part of an updated anti-hazing and anti-bullying policy that was adopted as part of the latest collective bargaining agreement. One former old-school baseball mind thinks that’s all a bunch of ridiculousness. San Francisco Giants broadcaster Mik...2016
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    2016
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Top Collective Bargaining Agreement news

  • • NFL appears headed to 17-game season, playoff expansion as CBA talks continue to advance
    We now know a few changes that are likely on the way if a new collective bargaining agreement is struck...2020
  • • New WNBA CBA Raises Player Salaries Dramatically
    The WNBA and WNBA players’ union has come to agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, the league has revealed. The new CBA will allow for higher player salaries and several other player-friendly benefits. The new eight-year pact will raise the average salary to $130,000, up considerably from the $54,000 that a significant number of […] The post New WNBA CBA Raises Player Sal...2020
  • • WNBA And WNBPA Reach Tentative Agreement On Groundbreaking Eight-Year Collective Bargaining Agreement
    – Significant Increases to Player Cash Compensation and Benefits – – Cash Compensation Triples to More Than Half a Million Dollars for Top Players – – Enhanced Travel Standards; Expanded Career Development Opportunities; New Child Care, Maternity and Progressive Family Planning Benefits – – League Launches ‘WNBA Changemakers’ Partnership Platform to Enhance Player Experience and […] The post WNBA ...2020
  • • Report: NFL will add playoff team to each conference beginning this season
    The Chiefs earned a first-round bye on the last day of the 2019 regular season on their way to the Lombardi Trophy. That quite possibly could mark the final season of two teams getting byes in each conference. Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement proposal, the NFL would add a playoff team to each conference beginning [more]...2020
  • • Sources: 14 playoff teams likely in new NFL CBA
    If and when a new collective bargaining agreement is finalized, it it is expected to change the NFL's playoff structure as it is currently constituted for next season, league sources told ESPN, including a move to seven teams from each conference....2020
  • • Report: Colin Kaepernick files grievance against NFL owners for collusion
    Under the guise of the collective bargaining agreement, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has reportedly filed a grievance against NFL owners.According to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, Kaepernick claims that owners have colluded against the free agent quarterback to keep him out of the league. Kaepernick remains unemployed after he started the National Anthem protests aroun...2017
  • • NFL wants a 17-game season, but players push to delay it until 2022 or 2023, per report
    A 17-game season will likely be part of what is proposed in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement...2020
  • • New NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement signed
    NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association announced today that a new Collective Bargaining Agreement has been officially signed....2017
  • • Ohtani reportedly may come to US after 2017 season
    Thanks to a potential loophole in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, Shohei Ohtani may be coming to the United States following the 2017 season, according to reports....2016
  • • Sources: NFL CBA vote set to go to membership
    A vote on the proposed collective bargaining agreement will go to the full membership of the NFL Players Association next week, even with player reps choosing not to vote on a recommendation for approval, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano on Friday....2020

Collective Bargaining Agreement schedule, game

  • • Report: ‘Pieces in place’ for NFL CBA to be signed
    2020
  • • Report: NFL owners 'fearful' of potential Bernie Sanders nomination in CBA talks
    2020
  • • Report: Ravens are expected to franchise tag Matthew Judon
    2020
  • • Thumbs-up or thumbs-down? Rating the major points of the NFL CBA proposal
    In an attempt to avoid a work stoppage as the existing collective bargaining agreement expires after the 2020 season, NFL owners have been working furiously to come up with a proposal for a new CBA with the players and their union, the NFLPA. Owners approved a new proposal on Thursday, voted on by the 32 ownership groups and passed with enough to send it to the players.  It’s an interesting propos...2020
  • • NFLPA releases memo detailing benefits for players in NFL's CBA proposal
    2020
  • • Training camp changes under CBA proposal include fewer padded practices
    Changes are coming to the NFL under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement . . . if the players approve the deal. Some are major changes; some are minor changes. One of the changes is tweaked rules for training camp, according to the CBA proposal fact sheet sent to all players and agents. Training camp will [more]...2020
  • • NFL to players: New CBA means $100 million more in 2020
    The NFL and NFLPA have made significant progress on talks this week and a new collective bargaining agreement feels imminent. Meanwhile, owners say that the latest variation of the deal – which includes entails lots and lots of complex changes – would grant another $100M in player costs for 2020. The owners issued that statement on Friday morning in an effort to get the union’s sign-off as soon as...2020
  • • Richard Sherman stands with JJ Watt against NFL’s CBA proposal
    2020
  • • Expanded NFL playoffs all about the profits, not the product
    First, the good news: The NFL and NFLPA appear close to finalizing a new collective-bargaining agreement. That means that fans of the most popular league in the country should see business hum along without interruption. Now, the bad: Based on current reports, part of the deal includes an expanded postseason, one with seven qualifiers from each league. What, you thought that was a good thing? Wron...2020
  • • Report: NFL teams could lose ability to use franchise tag this year
    Reports that the NFL and NFLPA might be closing in on a new collective bargaining agreement came as a surprise earlier on Wednesday. Among the topics, the NFL is planning for a 17-game regular season and a new playoff format to start next season. However, there are other short-term implications. According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, a new CBA being signed ahead of March 18 (the start of the new league...2020

Collective Bargaining Agreement rumors, scandals

  • • Kawhi Leonard addresses Uncle Dennis' reported illegal demands
    Kawhi Leonard met with the media on Tuesday, a day ahead of his LA Clippers’ big game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas. The reigning NBA Finals MVP, who is in his first season with the Clippers, was asked to address a report by Sam Amick published Monday that stated the NBA investigated alleged illegal demands made by Dennis Robertson (aka “Uncle Dennis”), who is one of Leonard’s repres...2019
  • • Report: NBA investigated Clippers over improper demands from Kawhi Leonard’s camp
    The Lakers and Clippers are preparing to meet for the first time since Kawhi Leonard spurned the former to join the latter, and it’s pretty clear that the Lakers are still not pleased by how the saga played out. According to Sam Amick of The Athletic, the Clippers were the subject of an NBA investigation after complaints surfaced that Dennis Robertson, Leonard’s uncle, asked teams for improper and...2019
  • • The mechanics of offering four first-round picks
    The Rockets have made the Timberwolves a trade offer for Jimmy Butler that includes four first-round picks, according to a Thursday report. However, there’s still no indication that the Wolves are close to accepting that offer, or any others, per Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic.  While it may seem shocking that Minnesota would turn down an offer featuring so many first-rounders, it’s worth digging...2018
  • • New national anthem policy no longer expected to emerge at next week's NFL spring owners meeting
    2018
  • • NFL's hypocrisy in wake of Elliott suspension is mind-blowing
    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was initially suspended by the NFL earlier this year for multiple alleged domestic violence situations. The suspension came after authorities in Ohio decided that there was not enough evidence to charge Elliott with a crime.It also came amid suggestions that something fishy was happening in the back end with his accuser, Tiffany Thompson (more on that he...2017
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  • • Rosenthal’s Latest: Solarte, Astros, Rays, De La Rosa, A’s
    The latest column from FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal explores how the luxury tax threshold’s relatively small annual increases as per the new collective bargaining agreement could lead to teams placing an even greater importance on locking their young talent up to long-term extensions.  Rosenthal also shares some hot stove buzz… The Padres are “aggressively” shopping̷...2016

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