NFL owners have unanimously rejected a proposal that would have allowed players to earn additional playing time by playing in diamond fashion.
The NFL’s executive vice president of football operations and executive vice presidents of football personnel, John Dorsey, and commissioner Roger Goodell said in a joint statement Thursday that the league will not be changing its draft rules or the way it selects players to win a ring.
They cited the “long history of player behavior and the current climate of player-safety concerns.”
“It is a matter of common sense to ensure that players continue to play the game to the fullest extent possible,” the statement said.
The owners also reiterated their belief that the NFLPA is entitled to collect and share player data to assist the league in developing new rules.
“This is not an endorsement by the owners of player safety,” Dorsey and Goodell said.
“The players union has the right to collect information from the league about all aspects of player conduct.
The NFLPA has proposed a draft system that would award more playing time to players who are deemed to have played in a manner that has been described as diamond-style. “
We have a shared goal to eliminate player violence and to make the game safer for all fans.”
The NFLPA has proposed a draft system that would award more playing time to players who are deemed to have played in a manner that has been described as diamond-style.
Dorsey told The Associated Press in a phone interview Thursday that his group has proposed the system in response to a lack of progress on the issue by the league.
“We’re just hoping the NFL agrees that there are going to be players that we’ll have to pick up for our collective bargaining agreement that don’t play well in a way that we think is appropriate,” Dorse said.
Dorsey said his group would work with players and league to develop the draft system.
The league is set to vote on its next round of collective bargaining agreements this week.
The vote could change the way the draft is conducted and the amount of playing time a player earns.
The draft is a key element of the NFL’s new labor agreement.
Under the deal, the owners can vote on the new rules within five days of the next scheduled league meeting.
If the league approves the draft rules, the commissioner would sign them into law and the players would be eligible to earn more playing draft time.
Players who have earned additional playing draft bonus time will earn an additional $2.75 million.
Players earning additional playing bonus time would receive a $2 million salary and $1 million in base salary.
The commissioner would not be bound by the draft-guaranteed bonus amount, but he could choose to increase the bonus.
In the past, the NFL has required that a player earn a maximum of $4.25 million in salary-cap bonus money each season.
The bonus would be capped at $2,500,000.
Under the draft, the bonus amount would be set at $4 million in 2017 and $2 billion in 2022, and $3 billion in 2023 and beyond.
Players receiving extra draft bonus money would receive $2 of that amount in 2019.
Players not earning additional draft bonus cash would receive an additional amount of $2 for each $4,000 of base salary and an additional, $2 bonus for each million of base salaries earned beyond 2022.
The salary cap would be reduced to $100 million for the 2017-2023 period and $105 million for 2022-2024.
The players association said it would ask the league to reevaluate the draft bonus and bonus-guessing rules.
The association has proposed that the draft will be awarded based on the performance of the players.
The union has also proposed a “proper” cap on draft bonus payouts.
The union has been pushing for the cap to be at $100 billion.
The teams will be compensated through a separate revenue sharing system.
Under that system, the teams would receive roughly $12.5 million in additional money from ticket revenue.
The current cap is $85.6 million, the highest in league history.
The cap is expected to increase to $95 million in 2022-21.
The number of teams eligible to receive additional draft bonuses is capped at 12 per team, but that number could rise to 15 if teams qualify for a share of revenue sharing.
The minimum salary for an NFL draft pick is $6.5 and the maximum is $10 million.
The salary cap for a draft pick could be $100,000 per team.