NEW YORK – (Wire Service Report) – NFL owners reportedly have approached the NFL Players Association multiple times in recent months about negotiating an extension to the current collective bargaining agreement. The owners plan to initiate those discussions again soon with the NFLPA, sources told ESPN’s Dan Graziano.
According to the report, one reason the owners want an extension is because they have exhausted all of the stadium credits that were negotiated in the 10-year deal with the players that was signed in 2011. The league wants to secure money to help fund a stadium in Las Vegas for the Oakland Raiders and possibly another facility in San Diego, sources told ESPN.
The NFLPA continues to strive toward what it believes should be a more equitable system of dealing with player issues. The union wants to limit NFL commissioner Roger Goodell‘s control over discipline, especially after New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate.