The NFL has reached an agreement with the NFL Players Association on a new collective bargaining agreement that will set up the union’s first collective bargaining contract in six years, league sources told ESPN.
The league’s current CBA expires at the end of the 2020 season, and the NFLPA has not reached an arrangement with the league to extend the current one beyond the 2020-21 season.
Under the agreement, the NFL will make an annual $15 million contribution to the NFL Foundation, the union-run charity, per sources.
That money will be distributed by the NFL to various charities.
Sources say that the deal is not finalized, but it will be presented to the union by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell before the start of the 2017 regular season.
Sources say the league is looking for a six-year extension.
The league and the union have been negotiating the terms of the deal since early April, but negotiations have been in a deadlock, and no final deal has been reached.
When the league and union reached an earlier agreement last year, it included a six percent pay increase for players who make more than $100,000 per year.
Sources told ESPN that the league wants to see a five-year deal, which would put it between $80 million and $100 million.
The deal also includes a new salary cap, which the league believes will help it stay competitive with the rest of the NFL.
The NFLPA is negotiating to keep a similar salary cap but will pay more to the league, but sources say that that salary cap will be around $150 million in 2021.