The NFL had agreed to give players seven days after finalizing the revised collective agreement to opt out of the 2020 season. The review was not executed, but the deadline was revised.
ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter reports that players will have until 4:00 p.m. ET Thursday to opt out. The league and the NFL Players Association have still not signed the agreement formally adjusting the ABC to take into account the consequences of the pandemic.
As a source familiar with the situation tells PFT, the deal is still being finalized.
It is not known at this point if and to what extent the NFLPA will receive one or more concessions from the league to agree to the shorter time frame to withdraw. The teams wanted the window to close as soon as possible, given fears that players who were meant to be kicked out would pull out and receive six-figure allowances, and some agents used the threat of a pullout to try. to take advantage of new contracts.