If approved by the players, the new collective bargaining agreement will include the following key terms: TERM The fixed term of the agreement covers the 2011 through 2020 seasons and includes the 2021 draft. Player health and safety * Immediate implementation of changes to promote player health and safety by: 1. Reducing the off-season program by five weeks, reducing OTAs from 14 to 10; 2. Limiting on-field practice time and contact; 3. Limiting full-contact practices in the preseason and regular season; 4. Increasing number of days off for players. * Opportunity for current players to remain in the player medical plan for life. * An enhanced injury protection benefit of up to $1 million of a player’s salary for the contract year after his injury and up to $500,000 in the second year after his injury. * No change to the 16-4 season format until at least 2013; any subsequent increase in the number of regular-season games must be made by agreement with the NFL Players Association. * $50 million per year joint fund for medical research, healthcare programs, and NFL Charities, including NFLPA-related charities. Retired player benefits * Over the next 10 years, additional funding for retiree benefits of… Read full this story
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