All atwitter will be posted at the beginning of every day (at midnight in Washington, DC). The goal is to give readers a handy spot to check the Redskins beat writers & bloggers, national sports journalists, and football fans to keep up on the latest news and opinions about the Redskins, the NFL, and sports in general, along with a smattering of other things.
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I'm told the final player vote on the NFL's new CBA was 1019-959. That's VERY close.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 15, 2020
Sources to ESPN: NFL players voted to approve the proposed CBA, giving the NFL 10 more years of labor peace, players an increased share of revenue, former players added benefits, and the league 17-game regular seasons along with an expanded playoff field.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2020
It’s now official:— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) March 15, 2020
- League option to expand regular season to 17 games
- Expanded 14 team playoffs
- Increased 48-man game day roster (Must have 8 OL)
- Increased minimum player salary
- Increased benefits for active and former players
- Increased PS (size and eligibility)
With the CBA approved, the expanded, 14-team playoff field goes into effect immediately for the 2020 season.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 15, 2020
The 17-game schedule does not, and is subject to a lever the league can pull in concert with new TV deals.
The new CBA eliminates suspensions for positive marijuana tests and also limits the testing period to the first two weeks of training camp and raise the threshold for a positive test from 35 to 150 nanograms of THC. https://t.co/cQA4rjV8mq— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) March 15, 2020
The total number of votes was 1,978, or an average of 62 players per team.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) March 15, 2020
Counting in practice squads, they basically had 100 percent participation in the vote. That’s wild.
So, new CBA is passed by roughly 60 votes. Around 500 players who did not vote ♂️ ♂️ ♂️— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) March 15, 2020
The NFL Management Council just informed team officials the salary cap will be $198.2 million per club in 2020, per sources.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 15, 2020
The '20 salary cap has been set at $198.2 million per team.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 15, 2020
Important to note that under the new CBA, the jump in percentage of revenue comes in '21. Players get 47% this year. They get 48% starting next year, with media kickers potentially taking the number to 48.5 (or higher).
Now, the NFL is freed up to work with the players on pushing back the start of the league year. You'd think that'd make sense for everyone. Unless ... you're overcome with the prospect of having the sports stage to yourself.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 15, 2020
What sucks to see are guys who are clearly upset with the vote but didn’t go to the @NFLPA meetings when votes were still on the line— Will Compton (@_willcompton) March 15, 2020
Have to imagine coaches won't like the new CBA. The amount of overall practices, and padded practices, are a fraction of what it was in the '90s.— Football Perspective (@fbgchase) March 15, 2020
In reality, hard to measure what that means because it impacts all teams equally. In theory, does it mean worse football?
Here’s some good news. Agreement extends through 2030 season. pic.twitter.com/2jrkTKvTAf— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) March 15, 2020
The CBA was negotiated between NFL and NFLPA--and ratified by owners--in a seemingly strong U.S. economy. The players' vote concludes with stocks in a bear market, amid a global pandemic and with some analysts predicting a worldwide recession. Economic backdrop changed quickly.— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) March 14, 2020
NFL says NFLPA would not provide consent to move league year, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2020
NFLPA says: No one is traveling anyway. It’s not football activity, it’s deals. Everyone is working remotely. Let’s do our business remotely. And this could get worse before it gets better. So do it now.
I realize the NFLPA has maintained their desire to move forward with the new league year, but there is a continued (and even growing) sentiment in league circles that it’ll still be curtailed. These next 24 hours across the country — not simply in football — could dictate a lot.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) March 16, 2020
I would predict 80-90% of NFL free agents are living within a 30-45 minute drive of an major sports organization. Teams do deals that coordinate with the local teams medical staff to get a full physical and contract is made official. This isn’t as hard as some are making it.— DEC Management (@davidcanter) March 15, 2020
Sports impacts of the CDC recommendation of no more than 50+ people go way beyond the obvious of no games.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) March 16, 2020
1) NFL camps for teams with new head coaches (including #Redskins) are supposed to start early April. Not anymore
2) NFL Draft? Hello teleconference!
If the people who do everything in their power to stop the spread of the virus are successful despite the selfish people who keep living their lives as they please, the result will be COVID-19 not taking a terrible toll on us. And then the selfish people will say, "Told you so."— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) March 15, 2020
I have a unique perspective because I was a player during those years. A vast majority of the current NFL players didn’t take part in the lockout.— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) March 15, 2020
To the @NFLPA leadership who fought hard to dramatically increase the pension & benefits for Former Players I say thank you. To the players, no matter which way you voted, I know your heart was in gaining increases for us, I say thank you, because I know you don’t hear it enough. pic.twitter.com/XY3R1ktvxY— Nolan Harrison III, MBA ☠️ (@NolanHarrison74) March 15, 2020
We all have to take responsibility for ourselves and do whatever it takes to #stopthespread. There’s a sense of urgency to flatten the curve and give ourselves and the healthcare system the best chance to get through this pandemic. Share this message and let’s protect each other! pic.twitter.com/T8JfydahCu— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 15, 2020
We have agreed to terms with T Anthony Castonzo on a contract extension.— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) March 15, 2020
The $29.5 million APY checks in 7th among QBs. Quite the career turnaround for a guy traded last year for, in essence, a 4th-round pick (with the #Dolphins eating $5 million of his salary.) https://t.co/DLHIFRiy4b— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 15, 2020
Sources: The #Jaguars are trading star DL Calais Campbell to the #Ravens when the league year begins, per me and @TomPelissero. The most recent Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year winner is on the move, as the Jags clear cap space and Baltimore stocks up.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2020
The Ravens are trading the Jaguars a 2020 fifth-round pick that they acquired from the Vikings for their back-up kicker who was cut three weeks later by Minnesota. They are receiving Calais Campbell.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 15, 2020
That is insane.
So the Ravens essentially traded Kaare Vedvik for Calais Campbell. https://t.co/Xqb7X27o3a— Nick Korte (@nickkorte) March 15, 2020
The Calais Campbell trade gives the #Jaguars 11 draft picks in 2020. They already have nine in 2021, including two firsts.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 15, 2020
With the Ryan Tannehill deal done, Tennessee can now franchise tag RB Derrick Henry — keeping both of their key players from the 2019 season. https://t.co/NNIetSKiqU— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2020
Assuming they're roughly equal in talent respective to their positions, shouldn't the tag go to Jack Conklin instead of Derrick Henry?— Nick Korte (@nickkorte) March 15, 2020
I agree that the reports seem to indicate Henry instead of Conklin. Seems like the Titans may be making the classic mistake of RB over OL if that does end up being the case.— Nick Korte (@nickkorte) March 15, 2020
If y'all ever doubted whether Dak Prescott is *definitely* getting a BIG bag, just look at that Tannehill deal.— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) March 15, 2020
Report: Vikings, Kirk Cousins can't agree on extension number https://t.co/OosJkqXVVm— Touchdown Wire (@TheNFLWire) March 15, 2020
This is the scene at O’Hare airport. The traveler who took the photo said it’s a 6-hour wait for bags then on to customs for 2-4 more of waiting in shoulder-to-shoulder crowds. Police are handing out water and disinfectant wipes. @fly2ohare #ord #coronavirus #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/UTx9E0nj1s— Brooke Geiger McDonald (@BrookeGMcDonald) March 15, 2020
Was just at Target when a new pallet of toilet paper came out and several people started clapping.— Sara Pelissero (@sarapelissero) March 15, 2020
It’s a weird time, you guys.