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Players and league finally come to terms on 10-year deal

It’s been a long time coming, but the National Football League finally quelled nearly five months of labor discord and agreed to a 10-year deal. The new collective bargaining agreement is still pending ratification by the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), but 32 team representatives and the NFLPA executive board already unanimously voted in favor of the deal.

The last remaining hurdle before the players vote is recertification of the NFLPA, but sources say that is simply a formality. The NFL set a deadline of August 4 for union recertification, but teams will open their doors and prepare for formal practices and the handling of free agents starting tomorrow.

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