Proposed CBA Details
Details of a proposed collective bargaining agreement being pitched to NFL owners Tuesday, according to sources:
Players get 48 percent of “all revenue,” without extra $1-billion-plus off top that previously had been requested by owners.
Players’ share will never dip below 46.5 percent, under new formula being negotiated.
Teams required to spend minimum 90-93 percent of the salary cap.
Rookie wage scale part of deal but still being “tweaked.”
18-game regular season designated only as negotiable item and at no point is mandated in deal.
New 16-game Thursday night TV package beginning in 2012.
Owners still will get some expense credits that will allow funding for new stadiums.
Retirees to benefit from improved health care, pension benefits as revenue projected to double to $18 million by 2016.
— ESPN’s Chris Mortensen
No vote today. Meeting may take place tomorrow or next week.