The NFL Players Assn. released a statement Friday afternoon saying its executive committee agrees with proposed changes to the collective bargaining agreement.
San Francisco 49ers rookies, quarterbacks, and rehabbing players reported to the team's Santa Clara facility on Thursday for their first round of COVID-19 testing.
The salary cap remains the same for 2020 at $198.2 million per team, and there is a cap floor of $175 million in 2021 with the possibility of it being higher based on revenue streams. There also had been consideration, according to the league-owned NFL Network, of making camps entirely virtual to keep players off the field until the economic issues were resolved. The NFLPA wanted the impact of lost revenue to be spread out through 2030. According to Mas-ke's sources, team owners have not ruled out shutting down training camp altogether. Practice squads will be increased to 16 players per team, and four of those players can be protected weekly from being acquired by another team willing to promote that player to its active roster. The players union has approved the proposal to reduce rosters to 80 players, but National Football League teams will have until August 16 to do so.
Players who make teams' season-opening rosters will receive stipends of $300,000 each if the regular season is canceled before it begins. That was one of several updates provided by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network that came from a call on Tuesday with the NFL Players Association.Right now, the maximum number of players allowed on each team's roster is 90. The rest of the players are slated to arrive a week later.Hopefully.That's if things go as planned.
In a separate report Thursday, NFL Network said the league will recommend players use mouth shields on helmets but is not expected to require them.