Which players will have their contracts expiring?
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The NFL announced Tuesday that the collective bargaining agreement will expire on Jan. 15, 2021, after which players will be eligible to leave the league.
The new collective bargaining deal, which took effect in the new CBA, will replace the previous CBA that expired in 2018.
The expiration date of the current CBA also will be at the end of 2021, when the current deal expires.
The league is expected to announce the new agreement later this year.
Below is a breakdown of who is eligible to sign their current contracts with the NFL.
Players who are eligible to become free agents but have yet to sign with their current team, or who have not been able to reach an agreement with their new team, will be allowed to become unrestricted free agents.
The other 25 players who have been suspended will not be eligible for the playoffs or the Super Bowl, and the remaining 15 players who are unrestricted free agency will be restricted free agents with the new league.
Players whose contracts expire on the current contract or with a new one that is not fully guaranteed will be considered for unrestricted free agent status and will have until the beginning of the 2020 NFL season to decide if they want to re-sign with the league or return to the team they signed with.
The rules on how teams can sign players with new contracts will be set in stone in 2020, and any player who re-enters the league before then will be automatically re-signed by the league as an unrestricted free person.
The NFL announced Tuesday that the collective bargaining agreement will expire on Jan. 15, 2021, after which players will be…