NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is on his way to Washington, D.C. to meet with NFL Players Association officials.
Goodell is set to meet with NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and other union officials and conduct a press conference after the collective bargaining agreement was ratified this afternoon. The vote of players is in and, according to players association spokesman George Atallah, the players approved the CBA unanimously on Monday.
After a four-month lockout and a nasty labor dispute, labor peace has finally been achieved.
Expect a strong show of solidarity this afternoon as the league gets back to work this week.
In another step toward hammering out contracts within the next few days, the NFL Players Association is holding a conference call today with all registered agents.
The listen-only conference call will go over procedures, player rules, contracts and salary-cap details under the new collective bargaining agreement that's being ratified today.
Meanwhile, several industry sources said that teams have been directly contacting undrafted rookie free agents or talking to their agents. Teams are expected to have a $75,000 budget limit for signing undrafted rookies.
Those deals as well as contracts for rookie draft picks are expected to happen extremely quickly in the next day.
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