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Not what they bargained for

CBA loophole hurts injured players now and perhaps conditioning later

Originally Published: May 18, 2012
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

There is always a loophole.

During their contentious negotiations with the National Football League for a new collective bargaining agreement, the players fought hard for a reduction in their workload. They wanted the offseason to really be an offseason. They didn't want to have to live at the practice facility in March, April, May and June.

The players conceded certain things, but they wouldn't budge on their desire to reduce the time they were required to spend under the team's ...

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