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NFL owners vote to move forward with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement proposal

In order for teams to know how to properly conduct business, the owners stated if this particular CBA is not agreed-upon by the players the 2021 season will operate under the previous one.

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The NFL owners have voted on moving forward with the current proposal for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement beginning in the 2020 season.

With the owners officially agreeing on this version of the CBA, it will now be up to the players to either accept or reject the agreement. It will take a vote of twi-thirds of the player representatives in order for the proposal to go to a vote by individual players. Only a simple majority of the player vote is necessary to accept the agreement.

The owners needed a three-fourths vote to approve in order to send the proposal to the players. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it was not a unanimous decision by the owners.

Even though it appears the ball is now in the players court, they simply can accept or reject the proposal. It appears as if a counter proposal would push the negotiations until the 2021 off-season as the league feels it needs to have rules in place before teams get into their regular business of the 2020 season.

Beginning next Tuesday, teams can use both the franchise and transition tags on players. Being the final year of the CBA, teams can actually use one of each type of tag. A new CBA would not allow teams to designate multiple players, hence the need to know if a new agreement would be in place.

The full statement released by the NFL regarding the owners voting to approve this version of the CBA can be seen below.