Information would be welcome

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on March 12, 2011 – 9:43 am

I’m in the office on Saturday morning because I believe we’re going to receive some dialogue on the CBA negotiations front. I very much want to provide information on the situation because I know this is a tough time for the fans and any information or direction on the matter would aid understanding. 

A statement from the NFL on Saturday reads: “The union left a very good deal on the table. It included an offer to  narrow the player compensation gap that existed in the negotiations by splitting the difference; guarantee reallocation of savings from first-round rookies to veterans and retirees without negatively affecting compensation for rounds 2-7; ensure no compensation reduction for veterans; implement new year-round health and safety rules; retain the current 16-4 format for at least wo years with any subsequent changes subject to the approval of the league and union; and establish a new legacy fund for retired players ($82 million contributed by the owners over the next two years).

“The union was offered financial disclosure of audited league and club profitability information that is not even shared with the NFL clubs,” the statement went on to say.

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