Two of the more prominent players in the NFL are highly against the new Collective Bargaining Proposal that was voted on by the NFL owners.
Here are some other items listed in the proposed deal, per ESPN:
- A cap on the number of international games and that there would not be a full week of such contests. More likely is a continued mix of games in England (and other European sites) and Mexico. Most team schedules will have nine home games and eight road games in alternating years.
- Training camp padded practices would be reduced from a total of 28 to 16. A five-day acclimation period would precede summer practices. There would be more days off during camp — eight instead of five — and a limit on joint practices.
- No extra bye week in the regular season, something that had been discussed. However, teams basically would have two weeks to prepare for the season opener, with the elimination of the fourth preseason game.
- Rosters would expand from 53 to 55, with 48 players able to dress for games rather than the current 46. Practice squads would go from 10 players to 12 and eventually to 14, probably by 2022. There would be more flexibility for protecting practice squad players from becoming free agents.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson took to Twitter on Wednesday to voice his displeasure with the proposed deal, saying that he will vote “no”:
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers took to Twitter to explain his vote, which seemed to center on the extra games players would have to play:
Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey also weighed in a profanity laced rant: