NFL Notes: CBA Negotiations, Mike Adams, Ravens Stadium



  • Albert Breer of reports that CBA talks between the NFL and the NFLPA were tabled last week after just a few hours because the two sides decided that they were too far apart from one another on the economics and it would be a waste of everyone’s time to continue the meeting as it had been constituted. 
  • According to Breer, the owners wanted some more time to construct a new proposal after hearing from the players regarding their position. Meanwhile, the players wanted to try and find flexibility in their own proposal.
  • Breer mentions that in the current CBA agreement, the players secured 55 percent of revenue from the broadcast deals and 45% of the revenue from digital deals. However, digital figures are expected to be a bigger factor this time around with new broadcast deals on the horizon.
  • Breer adds that “it still seems pretty unlikely that we have a new CBA by the owners’ self-imposed Week 1 deadline.
  • Yahoo!’s Charles Robinson says that because the new CBA is expected to inject a significant amount of revenue into what the players have available to them, it’s complicating talks for players seeking major extensions. 
  • Agents are trying to make sure they get deals for their clients that aren’t horribly outdated in a couple years. 

Mike Adams

Former Panthers S Mike Adams says he’s still interested in playing this season at the age of 38. Adams says he’s spoken to a couple of teams, but they’re more “rumblings” than anything like progress to an actual deal. 

“My thing is I want to go out on my terms. I want to say, ‘You know what, I’m done.’ That’s my main thing, go out on my terms. I think I’ve earned that,” Adams said on SiriusXM NFL Radio via Pro Football Talk. “The crazy part of that is . . . I don’t think my play has declined at all. So I’m consistent and the film don’t lie.”

Ravens Stadium

  • Per the Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec, the Ravens announced the completion of $120 million worth of enhancements to M&T Bank Stadium.
  • The improvements include new video displays, the addition of escalators and elevators, a new sound system, upgraded kitchen facilities and concessions, redesigned club level and updated suites.
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