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There is some good news when it comes to a deal between NFLPA executives and the NFL Management Council.
Chris Mortensen reports that the two sides are sitting down and chatting about two different things which he tweeted out about Wednesday.
1. The players want another entirely virtual off-season like they had in 2020, while owners want to return to the previous norms that include OTAs and minicamps at team facilities. The union then wants daily COVID-19 testing if owners demand that players conduct OTAs on team sites
2. The NFLPA executive board also anticipates that owners will implement a 17-game regular season and 3-game preseason, which union maintains calls for a CBA revision of the off-season and in-season work rules.
Players seemed to be huge fans of the way that the offseason was run in 2020 with the number of practices and certain veteran players taking days off during camp.
I can see owners wanting to go back to how it was previously though, as coaches probably want more camps and practices.
The 17-game regular season schedule has been on the table for some time, and it feels like they want a total of 18 games and two preseason games.
Fans don’t want yet another offseason looking at a potential work stoppage, and the demands of the NFLPA executives don’t seem so outrageous that they would have to postpone or cancel games.