An agreement in principle that would end the four-month-long NFL lockout is within reach for the first time after the negotiators for players and proprietors finally established on a rookie wage system, clearing one of the final main obstacles that had separated the sides, a person briefed on negotiations said.
Agreement nowadays may still be a long shot; however, the source alleged players and proprietors are nearer than ever to completing an agreement. The sides should still decide some issues, counting free-agency rules and the players’ antitrust lawsuit.
However, if the contract could be falsified in the following few days, mediators can present it to the negotiator Tuesday. After that the proprietors can vote on the agreement when they meet in Atlanta on Thursday, as players apparently would get steps to re-form their unification. That would most probably permit training camps to open by the last part of the month.
Top draft picks from the 2011 draft are anticipated to create around half of what those from 2010 made. Sources recognizable with the discussions informed that rookies will sign four-year agreements with club options for the fifth year at a prearranged salary based on presentation. Proprietors has expected for five year agreements.