PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The NFL owners have approved a tentative 10-year collective bargaining agreement.
The owners met in Atlanta, Ga., and reached an agreement.
“If approved by the players, this agreement will allow the league and its players to continue to benefit from the NFL’s popularity and will afford a unique opportunity to deliver to fans an even better, safer, and more competitive game in the future,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a press release.
Now the ball is in the players’ court. The players’ union needs to recertify and vote on the deal.
The players are allowed to start voluntary workouts at club facilities starting Saturday, July 23, if the executive board for the players’ union approves the “settlement terms,” according to the NFL’s press release.
Also, if the union, once recertified, approves the new CBA, free agency and training camp will begin on July 27.