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Frequently Asked Questions On The Collective Bargaining Agreement

Posted by Mike Wobschall on February 15, 2010 – 2:15 pm

With the period that permits teams to apply the franchise tag to pending free agents now open and with free agency set to begin in a few weeks, now is an appropriate time to point out what could be a useful and informative tool for vikings.com readers.

The tool is a link that can be found on the home page called “CBA FAQ.” As you can probably infer from the name of the link, clicking on said link will direct you to a page on vikings.com that provides questions and answers that pertain to the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

We are currently in the final year of the CBA, which is also known as the Final League Year and/or Uncapped Year. Because of this, the environment and rules governing the teams and the contracts those teams have agreed to with their players have changed quite a bit.

And that’s where the CBA FAQ tool comes in handy. This page should provide you with the basic information that will help you understand the new environment.

In addition to that, Vikings VP of Football Administration Rob Brzezinski sat down with me again to go over several key terms that relate to the NFL free agency period and NFL player contracts. We’ll have that piece posted on vikings.com later in the week.

Lastly, if you want to learn more about the new rules in the Final League Year, we have 3 videos on vikings.com that you’ll find informative. This video features a report from NFL.com’s Steve Wyche that runs down the latest developments in the new CBA negotiations. This NFL Network video is an interview of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell by NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora. And finally, you can hear members of the NFLPA speak in Miami about the on-going CBA discussions between the owners and the players.


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