NFL, Players Union to Hold CBA Talks amid Scouting Combine

Ryan Hannable
February 22, 2020 - 10:53 am

The football world will ascend on Indianapolis beginning Monday for the NFL Combine, but it won't just be the players looking to be drafted as the main attraction.

According to reports, the NFL has agreed to meet with the NFLPA on Tuesday in Indy relating to the CBA negotiations. Last week, the owners approved a new CBA, but it does not appear the players like the current proposal.

"Today, the NFLPA Board of Player Representatives did not take a vote on the principal terms of a proposed new collective bargaining agreement," a NFLPA statement said Friday. "The Executive Committee looks forward to meeting with NFL management again next week before the Board takes a vote shortly after."

The NFLPA's executive council voted 6-5 not to recommend the proposal. A simple majority of the full NFLPA membership would be required to approve the CBA and that vote could take place some time next week.

It is unclear how much discussion there will be between the NFL and the NFLPA when they meet on Tuesday, but if progress is made it is possible a new CBA could be in place at some point next week.

It will be an interesting week, and not just because all of the top college prospects will be in one place.

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