Source: Bears approve new CBA
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Chicago Bears players voted unanimously during a team meeting Thursday afternoon to approve the new collective bargaining agreement, according to a source close to the situation.
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And the rest of the league followed suit.
NFL players ratified the new CBA Thursday afternoon, allowing free agents to take the field. The Bears have a practice scheduled for 7 p.m. CT.
Bears player rep Robbie Gould expected the new CBA to be finalized, but the kicker had cautioned that there was a possibility the two sides could have failed to reach an agreement in the necessary time frame.
Jeff Dickerson covers the Bears for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.
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