The CFL and the CFLPA still have three more days to beat the date of their CBA resolution the last time they had to hammer out a new deal.
In 2010, the sides came to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement exactly one week before the start of rookie camp. One week before rookie camp this year is on Wednesday, so they could still be ahead of schedule if they can figure something out in the next three days.
When the CFL and CFLPA had its negotiations four years ago, there was nowhere near the amount of strong talk we’ve been hearing from the players over the past several weeks. There was a general assumption that a deal was coming four years ago, so the talks weren’t that big of a deal. To no one’s surprise, a new agreement was reached on May 26, 2010.