There have been several delays in getting a new collective bargaining agreement done between players and owners in the NFl, but fully expect something to get done.
Both sides have a hammer in their favor. For the owners, it's the prospect of players going from needing four years service time to become an unrestricted free agent in 2007. For the players, there's the option that 2007 will be an uncapped year -- allowing owners to pay whatever they deem fair and necessary to potentially build a one-year wonder of a team.
The other sticking points include the players wanting stadium revenues included in the salary cap figures teams must follow and owners wanting to reserve those non-football revenue streams for themselves.
That's the bad news. The good news should be that the NFL is prospering like never before and, in the final analysis, there should be enough money to go around for everybody -- if the two sides don't get too greedy.
Time Ticking on CBA
Bear Report Top Stories
Bears re-evaluating team's injury approachTo avoid leading the league in players on IR for the second year in a row, the Chicago Bears this off-season will consider changes across the board, including a potential shakeup…
Bear ReportFriday at 12:16 PM
Bears finish 30th in time of possesionThe Chicago Bears had one of the worst time-of-possession averages in the NFL last season due to three critical failures, all of which can be easily resolved next season.
Bear ReportFriday at 10:02 AM
Bears Rookie Review: DL Jonathan BullardA detailed break down of Chicago Bears third-round rookie DL Jonathan Bullard and why he was unable to have a substantial impact his first year in the NFL.
Bear ReportFriday at 8:32 AM
Top 5 Offensive Free AgentsA closer look at the top offensive players slated to hit the open market this upcoming off-season, all of whom would fill considerable needs for the Chicago Bears.
Bear ReportThursday at 12:02 PM
Jordan Howard named to Pro BowlChicago Bears rookie RB Jordan Howard has been named to the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl, replacing Arizona's David Johnson, who will not play due to injury.
Bear ReportWednesday at 3:43 PM