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NFLPA voters approve new Collective Bargaining Agreement, paving way for 17-game seasons

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The new CBA has been approved.

Voters from the NFL Players Association have approved the new Collective Bargaining Agreement that lasts through the 2030 season, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. It has since been verified by the NFLPA. The largest change for NFL fans will be the addition of a 17th game to the regular season beginning no sooner than the 2021 season. The vote was VERY CLOSE; 1019 YES against 959 NO.

Prominent players had come out against the new CBA proposal, but lots of rank-and-file players received significant incentives to vote yes on the deal, which increases salaries at the bottom end of the roster while also adding spots on the active roster and practice squad.

To read more on the proposed CBA, check out our earlier coverage: