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Cincy Jungle

Bengals News (4/1): No hard feelings

Photo by Will Newton/ Dre Kirkpatrick leaves the Bengals with nothing but class. Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick appreciated his time with the Cincinnati Bengals"I was just happy to get the phone call from them instead of hearing about it from TV or something. That was a sign of respect. I was able to do what I wanted to do with it. I appreciate everything they've done for me. Marvin (Lewis). Mr. (Mike) Brown and his family. As far as giving me the opportunity." NFL Clubs Approve Expansion of PostseasonExpanding the NFL postseason was addressed in the new NFL-NFLPA Collective Bargaining...

Behind the Steel Curtain

Will the NFL release the 2020 schedule when expected?

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ The league does not normally announce when the schedule will be released until a few days prior, but the usual time the week before the NFL draft seems to be in question As the NFL continues to push on with their offseason schedule of events, there’s been some minor adjustments to a few things already. First, due to vote on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the time where teams had to designate a franchise chat tag was adjusted. But even with that minor change, the NFL pushed forward with the start of their league year. Next, in the face of a worldwide...

Behind the Steel Curtain

Black and Gold Links: Did the new CBA help the Steelers more than other NFL teams?

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is officially over. After finishing the year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, has another long offseason awaiting them. Just because the games are done doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason! Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) helped the Steelers more than any other NFL team. Let’s get to the...

Cincy Jungle

NFL playoffs officially expanded to 14 teams

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ We’ll see two more Wild Card games in the postseason. The NFL voted today to expand the postseason by two teams beginning with the 2020 season. Expanding the NFL postseason was addressed in the new NFL-NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Players and clubs both recognized that nothing energizes fans like the chance to see their team qualify for the playoffs and compete for the Super Bowl. Today’s vote during a league meeting held remotely follows the recommendation of the Competition Committee, Management Council Executive Committee and Media Committee on...

FOX Sports

Reid promotes probe, re-vote over post-ballot changes to CBA

Free agent safety Eric Reid is calling for an investigation and a re-vote in the NFL's recently ratified collective bargaining agreement

Behind the Steel Curtain

An updated look at the Steelers salary cap situation in 2020 and beyond

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports The Steelers have managed to remain under the NFL salary cap while making various moves to bolster their 2020 roster It was only two weeks ago when the Pittsburgh Steelers had the worst salary cap number in the NFL and were patiently awaiting the results of the NFLPA’s vote on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Once the vote passed on March 15, it has been a flurry of moves including restructures, releases, retirements, trades, and free-agent signings. After everything making all these moves, where do the Steelers currently stand when it comes to...

ClutchPoints

NFL owners to vote on 14-team playoffs next week

The players in the NFL already voted in favor of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), but the owners still have to vote on the specifics of the expanded playoffs. Even amid the coronavirus pandemic, the owners plan to vote on the 14-team playoffs next week. Of course, the preface of the new CBA was […] The post NFL owners to vote on 14-team playoffs next week appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Behind the Steel Curtain

The Steelers are near the bottom of the barrel in terms of remaining Salary Cap space

The Pittsburgh Steelers have made several moves in Free Agency, and they don’t have a ton of salary cap space left to make any more acquisitions. The Pittsburgh Steelers were near the bottom of the NFL prior to the start of the new league year as it pertains to salary cap space heading into the unknown without a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Just a few days later the NFL and NFLPA signed a new CBA, the salary cap increased to $198.2 million dollars and the Steelers started doing what they do to create cap room to make moves. Players were released and contracts were...

Blogging The Boys

Report: Randy Gregory will soon apply for reinstatement into the NFL

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Could be the first step to a return for Randy Gregory. One of the biggest changes to the NFL’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement is the league’s stance on marijuana. We’ve seen this issue keep different players from playing consistently in the National Football League and one of them is Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory. Unfortunately, Gregory did not play at all throughout the 2019 season due to suspension issues. Gregory is somebody that the Dallas Cowboys have believed in for some time, and with the league changing, it seems to open the...

Field Gulls

Josh Gordon intends to play in 2020 if reinstated

Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Josh Gordon’s stint on the Seahawks was short-lived. The troubled wide receiver played in just five games for the club, catching seven passes, before his fifth suspension again halted his career indefinitely. Since terms of the new collective bargaining agreement were released, there has been a considerable amount of speculation surrounding Gordon’s status, as players will no longer be suspended for marijuana use under the new CBA. Gordon’s most recent suspension, however, was for violations of both the performance-enhancing and...

Still Curtain

What the new CBA means for the Steelers and the offseason

With the passing of the new CBA, Steelers fans should be excited about how the team and the league will be structured for the next ten years. A new collective bargaining agreement (or CBA) was passed this week for the NFL, and as Steelers fans, there should be much rejoicing. For starters, with the deal […] What the new CBA means for the Steelers and the offseason - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Dawg Pound Daily

Should the Cleveland Browns have used the franchise tag on Joe Schobert?

The NFL offseason is in full swing now that the NFLPA has approved the collective bargaining agreement but the Cleveland Browns already announced they are letting their middle linebacker test free agency. Football fans everywhere can jump with joy because the NFL offseason has begun and it promises to be one of the most exciting […] Should the Cleveland Browns have used the franchise tag on Joe Schobert? - Dawg Pound Daily - Dawg Pound Daily - A Cleveland Browns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Acme Packing Company

Packers issue qualifying tenders to ERFAs Jake Kumerow & Tyler Lancaster

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Two of the team’s five ERFAs will officially remain under team control for 2020, with the other three sure to come shortly. The Green Bay Packers entered the 2020 offseason with five players set to become exclusive-rights free agents. That type of free agency applies to players with two or fewer accrued seasons, and the collective bargaining agreement allows for a great deal of team control over these players. Specifically, the player’s previous team may issue the player a qualifying offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights for the upcoming season....

Field Gulls

Century Links 3/16: Free Agency To Begin On Schedule

Photo by Rob Leiter/ Read! Seahawks want to keep Jadeveon Clowney, but could be outbid - ProFootballTalk NFL Players Approve New Collective Bargaining AgreementNFL players voted to approve a new collective bargaining agreement that runs through the 2030 season. The day before free agency & Calais Campbell to the Ravens « Seahawks Draft Blog NFL gives OK for free agency to start on schedule, so Seahawks may soon know the fate of Jadeveon Clowney | The Seattle TimesWith one big hurdle cleared Sunday — the passage of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement — the NFL decided to stay on...

Cincy Jungle

Bengals News (3/16): Andy Dalton could follow Ryan Tannehill’s lead

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Andy Dalton could very well help a team next season the same way Ryan Tannehill did. If he can he should be in line for a nice payday. Bengals Vets See Unity After CBA VoteLast week's balloting on the proposed collective bargaining agreement virtually split the NFL players in two. But Sunday's announcement that it passed, securing labor peace for another decade in the process, answered at least one question in the whirlpool of what-ifs engulfing pro sports and the nation they entertain. NFL players ratify collective bargaining agreement through 2030"We are pleased...

Behind the Steel Curtain

The Steelers now know the official amount they will have to clear after tagging Bud Dupree

Photo by: 2019 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via The Pittsburgh Steelers have till the 18th to clear cap room after placing the franchise tag on OLB Bud Dupree. This 2020 offseason has been an odd one for the NFL and their organizations. With the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in flux for the majority of the time between the Super Bowl and the new league year, a lot of factors were unknowns before the NFLPA passed the new CBA Sunday. One of those questions was just how much ‘tagged’ players would be making on specific tags. Once the new salary cap was locked in at $198.2...

The Phinsider

What players should the Dolphins target in Free Agency?

Photo by: 2019 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via And. Away. We. Go! Now that a new collective bargaining agreement is signed, the NFL can now shift it’s a focus to the new league year and the start of free agency. As of now, the new league year is set to begin officially on Wednesday afternoon. But with the legal-tampering period set to start at noon, lots of news and rumors will start to surface. And if the whirlwind of moves we saw made on Sunday afternoon is any indication, there’s going to be a lot more over the next 72 hours. Here’s a look at some of the top free agents and how...

Big Blue View

Cowboys place exclusive franchise tag on QB Dak Prescott

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ Giants fans can expect to see more of Prescott at the helm next season The Dallas Cowboys waited until approval was announced for the new collective bargaining agreement to place their exclusive franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott on Monday morning, though they did not have to. Prescott was never going to go anywhere. By using their exclusive tag on him, the Cowboys secured Prescott’s rights and prevented any other team from negotiating with him. Prescott received the exclusive franchise tag worth around $33 million. The Cowboys could have used the...

Behind the Steel Curtain

Black and Gold Links: Team President Art Rooney II’s statement on the new CBA between the NFL/NFLPA

Photo by Joe Sargent/ Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is officially over. After finishing the year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, has another long offseason awaiting them. Just because the games are done doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason! Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at Art Rooney II’s comments shortly after the NFL and NFLPA signed a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Let’s get...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys news: New CBA is passed, latest updates on Cowboys free agent negotiations

Photo by Tom Pennington/ The latest on the Cowboys, free agency, and the CBA. NFL players approve new CBA, runs through 2030 - Dan Graziano, ESPN After a very close vote, the NFLPA approved a new CBA that will run for the next 10 years. NFL players voted to approve a new collective bargaining agreement with the league’s owners, ensuring NFL labor peace through at least 2030 and clearing the way for a 17-game regular season as early as 2021. The vote to approve was close, at 1019-959. Approval required a majority of the players voting. Now, the Cowboys have a little more clarity...

Blogging The Boys

Report: Market for Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper “appears strong”... belief is he’s expensive

Photo by Elsa/ It is nothing but a waiting game with regards to Cooper. When Monday’s franchise tag deadline came the Dallas Cowboys made sure to apply theirs to quarterback Dak Prescott. You can’t lose your signal-caller. Since the NFL and its players agreed to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement there was only one tag available for each team. With the Cowboys applying theirs to Dak it meant that, barring a sudden long-term contract extension, wide receiver Amari Cooper would hit the open market. While we are only in the legal tampering phase of free agency the reality is that...

House of Houston

Houston Texans: Terms of Bradley Roby’s new deal are quite surprising

The Houston Texans have re-signed cornerback Bradley Roby to a new deal, cementing his status as the lead corner. However, the terms are surprising. Houston Texans fans — the NFL Player’s Association voting in favor of new collective bargaining this morning which will ensure that the 2020 NFL season will kick off as planned and […] Houston Texans: Terms of Bradley Roby’s new deal are quite surprising - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!

FOX Sports

Jay Glazer on new NFL CBA: You’re going to see a ‘flurry of deals’ getting done

Jay Glazer reacts to the new NFL collective bargaining agreement being signed and tells us how it will affect NFL free agency going forward.

The Seattle Times

NFL gives okay for free agency to start on schedule, so Seahawks may soon know the fate of Jadeveon Clowney and others

With one big hurdle cleared Sunday — the passage of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement — the NFL then decided to stay on course with the beginning of a new league year and free agency this Wednesday. There had been conjecture that once the fate of the CBA was known the league might delay the […]

Lombardi Ave

Packers: 17-game season is on the way, but not in 2020

NFL players have voted in favor of the new collective bargaining agreement, and that means there will be some changes to the season format in the coming years. An immediate change is to the playoffs, with 14 total teams now making the postseason instead of 12. A change we won’t see immediately is a 17-game […] Packers: 17-game season is on the way, but not in 2020 - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

ClutchPoints

New NFL CBA won’t automatically reinstate Josh Gordon

The NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement is ending suspensions for positive marijuana tests, but that doesn’t mean formerly suspended players are automatically given the go-ahead to return. For example, the new CBA won’t automatically reinstate Josh Gordon. Near the end of the 2019 season, Gordon was suspended indefinitely for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing […] The post New NFL CBA won’t automatically reinstate Josh Gordon appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Tenn Truth

Tennessee Titans sign Ryan Tannehill. What’s next?

Now that the Tennessee Titans have Ryan Tannehill under contract, their next decision is tagging or signing running back Derrick Henry The new Collective Bargaining Agreement becomes official on Sunday morning. With that, the Tennessee Titans did not hesitate to re-sign Ryan Tannehill to a multi-year deal. The Titans have been set on Tannehill as […] Tennessee Titans sign Ryan Tannehill. What’s next? - Tenn Truth - Tenn Truth - FanSided Coverage of the Titans, Predators, Vols and Vanderbilt