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MMQB: Making Sense of the New CBA

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And I thought after my annual four-week travelogue I could just ease back into the 15th season of Monday Morning Quarterback.

Nope. Gotta hit the ground running. No time to waste. A deal is certain to be announced after player approval late this morning or early this afternoon. The headlines of the morning:

• The league's 32 player reps have an 11 a.m. conference call scheduled to approve the new 10-year collective bargaining agreement. The players association is hoping for a unanimous vote.

• I'm told chances are very good that the deal will include an opt-out for both sides, not just the players. The iteration that was getting traction Sunday night would require each side to hit specific deal-breakers to be able to opt out, and the opt-out for either...

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