CFL, CFLPA reach tentative CBA agreement
Details about the tentative new collective bargaining agreement are starting to emerge with TSN's Farhan Lalji reporting if ratified, it will be a three-year deal.
Lalji also reported the salary cap will continue to go up $50K per year, as it does in the current CBA, with minimum salaries increasing to $65K in the second and third year of the new deal.
As Lalji noted, the net effect of the salary cap going up less than one per cent and the minimum salaries going up 20 per cent starting in the second year is that veteran players will have to take pay cuts next off-season.
Players will benefit from revenue sharing of 20 percent of the television deal with TSN, CFL 2.0, and other revenue streams. Players will also receive three years of medical coverage in the new deal, an u
There will also be some changes to the ratio. While TSN 1260's Jason Gregor reported earlier Wednesday the basics are not expected to change, Lalji reported Canadian quarterbacks will now be part of the ratio and teams must start at least three American starters that have played three years with their existing teams or four years in the CFL.
Lalji said this rule is an effort to protect veteran players and build continuity.