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Sport Report: NFL, NFLPA on track to finalize new CBA with 17-game regular season

01:58  14 november  2019
01:58  14 november  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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So the NFL has dropped that idea and is proposing a 17 - game regular season , Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com reports . The idea of an 18-game season was strongly opposed by the NFLPA and did not gain enough traction even with owners. But the reason for an expanded season is obvious: It

The NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement ( CBA ) is a labor agreement which reflects the results of collective bargaining negotiations between the National Football League Players Association ( NFLPA ) and National Football League ( NFL ) team owners.

The NFL and NFL Players Association are on track to finalize a new collective bargaining agreement that includes a 17-game regular season by early 2020, reports Mark Maske of The Washington Post.

Roger Goodell wearing a suit and tie © MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images / MediaNews Group / Getty

The two sides have made meaningful progress toward a new labor agreement, which would prevent a work stoppage in 2021, according to sources familiar with the negotiations. The current CBA runs through the 2020 season.

The NFLPA has publicly resisted a longer schedule, citing safety concerns for players. But owners are reportedly prepared to make their fair share of concessions.

A 17-game regular season could include a requirement for every team to play one neutral-site game each year, potentially fueling the league's international series.

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