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Official: NFLPA, NFL agree to terms; “let’s play football”

The NFL and the NFLPA have reportedly agreed to modify the CBA so that training camp — and the season — can begin on time.

NFL: AUG 14 Chiefs Training Camp Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

UPDATE: 4:57 p.m. Arrowhead Time

The NFL and NFL Players Association have struck a deal, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

No more talking. Football is happening.

Reports: Chiefs training camp will begin on time

(Originally posted: Friday, July 24, at 1:45 p.m. Arrowhead Time)

According to report from NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, it looks like Kansas City Chiefs training camp will begin on time.

This report was followed with some amplification from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter also stepped up with a report.

Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer contributed a training camp timeline.

Breer also had word of an important wrinkle.

And the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) is on board with what the league has approved.

The deal reportedly includes spreading 2020 revenue losses over four seasons, keeping the 2020 cap at its current level of $198.2 million and setting the 2021 salary cap at no less than $175 million, according to Ben Fisher of Sports Business Daily.

Breer gave us another piece of the puzzle.

As did Rapoport.

Finally, the Washington Post’s Mark Maske reported that what the league will, in fact, increase practice squads to 16 players for 2020.

So after a long period of speculation, rumors and trial balloons, the league and players union have agreed on a structure that will allow the league to get training camp underway on time — which will then make it possible for the Chiefs and Houston Texans to begin the season at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday, September 10.

That is... unless something else changes.

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