NFLPA votes to approve new CBA

Bryan Perez
NBC Sports Chicago

The NFLPA voted to approve a new collective bargaining agreement by a vote of 1,019 to 909, the NFLPA announced Sunday morning.

The new CBA will add a 17th regular-season game and expand the existing playoff format while increasing the players' share of the revenue and provide more benefits to former players.

With labor peace in place for the next 10 years, NFL teams can plan for the 2020 offseason with more certainty. Most important is the clarity with the franchise and transition tags. Teams will be limited to just one.

The NFL hasn't announced any delay or postponement to the start of free agency due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The legal tampering period is scheduled to begin on March 16 with signings becoming official on March 18.

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