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There’s a Lot of Conflicting Information from the Latest NFL CBA Reports

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Get ready to strap yourselves in for the rollercoaster ride that is the latest in Collective Bargaining Agreement talks.

Here we go.

Last night, it appeared as if progress was being made:

… Which was great.

The NFLPA was sending the proposed CBA (which was approved by the owners) to for a full-membership vote and NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport optimistically defined the status as “on the 1-yard line towards 10 years of labor peace.”

Bold words for a tweet sent at 1 a.m. ET.

And, as expected, things seemed to progress as the morning evolved:

And then conflicting reports surfaced:

OOF. What a ride.

This CBA is feeling rushed, which isn’t an ideal way to go through negotiations. Clarence E. Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram went as far as to tweet the players “got nothing” as far as concessions are concerned from the league’s side of things. Some negotiations! A report like that from Hill vibes with what ESPN’s Josina Anderson has heard regarding the push to get something done for the sake of being able to proclaim 10 years of labor peace moving forward.

While I am not 100 percent sure what to make of the latest CBA chatter, I feel as if the biggest takeaways to this point are (1) the owners want to push things through as quickly as possible in order to best position themselves at a maximum cash grab and (2) a certain segment of players want to get a deal done so they can get a share of the pot, too.

Don’t get me wrong: The idea of 10 years of labor peace is wonderful.

But by adding a 17th game knowing that television rights negotiations are coming up soon, it’s easy to envision the players feeling shorted if they agreed to anything less than a 50 percent split of future revenues. In any case, we will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds.



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.