NFL players who retired had their paid contracts, receiving a stipend of $ 350,000 (high risk) or a salary advance of $ 150,000 (voluntary). Retiring CFL players would be released outright, with veterans receiving a stipend of $ 6,600; players who do not retire receive additional allowances.
– Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) 22 août 2020
The reported deal would allow CFL players to participate in NFL practice. The NFL has chosen to forgo playing preseason games amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but is expected to begin its regular season on September 10.
According to Pelissero, retiring CFL players would be released outright, with veterans receiving a stipend of $ 6,600. Players who do not disengage would receive additional allowances.
The CFL canceled its 2020 season on August 17 due to the pandemic.