NFL owners are making a move to give players more free time
FOX Sports has learned that the NFL’s owners have made a move that could free up players to play free-agent football and that it could mean the end of the NFL as we know it.
The move comes after the owners agreed to allow the players to take part in offseason workouts and to spend time with family and friends.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he will meet with owners at their spring meetings to discuss the matter, according to the New York Times.
The owners have agreed to let the players go through the offseason without a contract, with a player option that would allow them to take advantage of the free-agency period.
The deal would have been a first for the NFL, with previous rules that have allowed players to work out for free allowing them to work at a maximum of two-a-day, or five-a.m., without a deal.
It would also mean players can spend time in the offseason with family, friends and the NFLPA.