The NFL Is Crafting An Alternative To The "2010" Rules by Preston J. Gary, Jr.
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Per Profootballtalk.com, the NFL has a working group underway as we speak crafting the set of player movement rules that will take the place of a CBA in the event business is forced to start without a CBA.
I wouldn't necessarily think that this is an indication of whether the temporary stay will be lifted or that the NFL thinks it will lose its appeal. This is technically something they should have already had figured out, but it's about time we hear something on the subject.
So, in the event that it goes back to the "2010 rules" as is expected, perhaps we won't see the same restrictions on free agents (maybe in the spirit of negotiation it goes back to 4 years instead of the 6 needed to become unrestricted) or on teams (maybe no final 8 and final 4 rules?).
Why the NFL hadn't had this plan already formulated speaks to how cocky they've been with "winning" lawyers in their ears from the get-go. At least now we are close to saying "this is how FA and player movement will operate when..."
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