CFL, CFLPA reach tentative agreement on new CBA

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The CFL and players' association reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, the league announced Wednesday.

The deal is subject to ratification.

The new CBA is expected to be a seven-year term, sources told 3DownNation's John Hodge.

It also gives players additional coverage for injury rehabilitation, reports TSN's Dave Naylor.

Seven of nine teams launched a strike Sunday after the league and CFLPA couldn't agree to a new CBA before the previous deal expired at midnight ET last Sunday.

Players on the Edmonton Elks and Calgary Stampeders reported to training camp this week and were set to join the strike Thursday when Alberta's labor laws allow.

Commissioner Randy Ambrosie outlined the CFL's previous offer to the union in a letter Saturday before negotiations stalled. The league had proposed a new seven-year pact that included $18.9 million in total guaranteed increases to the salary cap league-wide. That deal would have added two increases to the league's minimum salary and offered partially guaranteed contracts for the first time in CFL history.

CFL, CFLPA reach tentative agreement on new CBA
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