NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said he expects a new collective bargaining agreement to be in place by the start of the new league season in 2020.
However, when it comes to what will be included in the deal, there’s a lot of unanswered questions.
On Thursday, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith said the league and the players association were still in negotiations on a potential new CSA.
“We’re still working on it, but we’re hopeful we’re going to be able to get something done,” Smith said.
“We’re going through a process right now.
But I think the bottom line is, we’re not going to have a CBA until we’re done with this process.
We’re going from here, and I think you’re going be able, as well, to see how it evolves.”
Smith’s comments come after the NFLPA announced on Thursday it would hold a conference call on Friday morning to discuss the league’s draft and free agency strategies.
The NFLPA has also issued a statement saying the union will “continue to work to resolve outstanding issues with the CBA process and to make progress toward a comprehensive CSA.”
The NFL is expected to announce its CBA during the draft on May 10.