The NFL Executive Committee and NFLPA have approved a number of tweaks to the CBA that could help the league move forward not only this season but in the future, as well, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The changes, which include no adjustments to the salary cap in 2020 and setting the cap floor at $175 million in 2021, were proposed by the executive committee Friday afternoon and approved by the NFLPA executive committee later.
According to NFL.com, the changes to the CBA, which was ratified earlier this year, this year’s salary cap will remain at $198.2 million, the level set earlier this year. But the league wants to spread the expected shortfalls in revenue created in 2020 when teams will be playing in front of reduced number of fans or none at all over the next four seasons.
“The NFL clubs and the NFL Players Association approved an agreement that broadly resolves all outstanding issues relating to the opening of training camps and start of the 2020 season. Training camps will begin as scheduled,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.
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