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    NFL, NFLPA Agree on Return To Play Plan, Football Has Green Light

    Days before was scheduled to begin, players and owners have agreed on every major issue in order to return to play on time, according to Lindsay Jones from The Athletic. Although rookies had already reported to camp, uncertainty about it beginning as planned was on the air as the NFL and negotiated economic terms, , and other details as they try to hold a season amidst the pandemic.

    As we got closer to July 28th, players and owners had yet to agree on how the revenue shortfall the league is set to face in 2020 was going to be handled. As is always the case with money, this might have been the most complicated issue to agree on.

    When the negotiations on how the economics would work with no fans in the stands began, both sides proposed very plans that were in different ballparks. Team owners were looking for a short term solution while players wanted to spread the losses over eight years to keep the impact on the at a minimum.

    Fortunately, they were able to quickly agree to a solution instead of letting it drag out like many feared they would. Here's what they agreed to:

    Salary Cap Floor in 2021

    This season's salary cap will remain unaffected despite the owners' attempts of getting an adjustment. In order to prevent a big dip in 2021, the sides agreed to a “floor” of $175M for next year's cap. No matter what happens, the salary cap in 2021 will be $175M at least.

    Cap Smoothed Through 2023 

    While the players wanted to spread the losses through eight seasons, the sides finally agreed on doing so through 2023.

    “No play, no pay”

    If the has to be stopped at any point, salaries and incentives will also stop. However, Ian Rapoport provided some clarity on this topic mentioning that any amount not paid in 2020 would become guaranteed in the future year for the player.

    “No play, no pay” refers only to the 2020 season being stopped, not players opting out. Which brings us to…

    Opt-outs 

    Players who don't want to play can opt-out of the season. While there's still no clarity on player compensation in this scenario, stipends are expected to be available. This post will be updated when more information is available.

    Players have until August 3rd to opt-out.

    Update: Jeremy Fowler from reports there will be two types of opt-outs, one for those players considered high risk and one for the rest of the players. 

    80-player training camp

    Instead of the usual 90 players, teams will have to hold training camp with only 80 players. August 16th will be the deadline to cut the training camp roster to 80.

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    Meanwhile, the practice squad limit will increase to 16 players. Six of the players can have an unlimited number of accrued seasons. Usually, practice squad eligibility requires no more than two accrued seasons, although there are exceptions.

    This should be a big deal for NFL veterans.

    Details will continue to be reported, of course, but the major issues have now been agreed to. Training camp will begin on time and while there will be no , the NFL is on time for a regular season kickoff on September 10th.

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    Justin

    I think the salary cap was part of he reason why they wouldn’t budge on a Dak deal. Now that they have a clearer picture of what the cap will be I think they get a deal done next year. Its a win win for both parties because Dak gets the deal he wants I’m gonna guess 4yr/150mil with close to 120 in guarantees and the Cowboys get the 5 year a or control they desired.

    Gary b

    Or Dak can opt not to sign long term next yr play on the tag again (for a tidy 38 million) and hit free agency in 2022 where he can have his choice of suitors, and likely become the highest pd player in the NFL (which appears to be his goal). However even if the cowboys wanna tag him again next yr that 38 million will require restructuring contracts and/or releasing players, which weakens the team. Justin I’m holding out hope Dak will agree to a more reasonable contract but again I think his goal is to become a FA and procure possibly the richest contract in NFL history. Personally I think it’s a selfish approach. He could make a few mil less and play QB for the talent laden cowboys , but it is what it is. Now the cowboys have to decide what is best for them moving forward.