The NFL lockout might be on the verge of ending.
Here are the key components:
- The revenue share will be 48 percent of all revenues for the players, minus any miscellaneous agreed upon credits for things like stadium building. The percentage, though will not go below 46.5. The owners will no longer take a billion off the top before splitting.
- Players not under contract after three seasons will be restricted free agents and unrestricted after four, as it was before the uncapped 2010 season.
- The salary floor will, at least to start, will be very close to the salary cap (approximately 90 percent).
- The 18-game schedule will be something that will be negotiated in the future and cannot be mandated by the league.
- Starting in 2012, there will be a 16-week Thursday night TV game.
- There will be some sort of rookie wage scale.