Brief update on the CBA (honestly because that's all I can stomach)

We haven't been ignoring the CBA issues here at Cat Scratch Reader, but truth be told it's all so paralyzingly boring that having ESPN-like updates every few hrs doesn't really seem like the most productive way to cover the issue. That being said, there have been some substantial steps in the last week that really looks to decide whether this is the beginning of the end on the impasse, or the end of the beginning.

Today Jerry Jones, Jerry Richardson, Pat Bowlen, Mark Murphy, Mike Brown and Dean Spanos are in Washington for today's negotiations. The heavy hitters are all there, what remains to be seen is whether they can get this deal done.

After the jump a look at the key issues.

 

  • The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to a rookie wage scale, provided there is a CBA. 
  • The NFLPA reject all motions to increase the NFL season to 18 games.
  • The NFL have offered to supply the NFLPA with information pertaining to profit information for teams, but the NFLPA are asking for full financial documentation.
It's this third bullet point that represents the sticking ground. The NFL argue there's no reason for the union to see all their financial information, and the NFLPA disagrees saying they wont write a billion dollar check without seeing all the data. 

Some are optimistic a deal will get done, others aren't... time will tell.
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