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After Players' Approval, What's Next?

Susan Walsh/AP

A few days ago, NFL owners approved a proposed 10-year collective bargaining agreement. The ball is now in the players' hands to approve or reject the proposal. Will NFL football soon return? Michael McCann breaks down what to expect this week.

1. What needs to happen for the NFL to be back up and running?

The first step is that a majority of the NFLPA's executive committee, which consists of 10 active players and two retired players, must vote to recommend ratification of the owners' CBA proposal. The executive committee will meet tomorrow in Washington, D.C., and is expected to recommend ratification.

Provided the executive committee votes to recommend ratification, the second step would be a majority of the 32 player representatives...

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