The sports world largely fell silent over the weekend, as the coronavirus pandemic dramatically altered our daily lives. And quite understandably, there was some pushback as the NFL proceeded with business as usual.

The players’ union ratified a new collective bargaining agreement, securing labor peace for another decade. The league went ahead with the scheduled start of free agency, too, beginning with a two-day negotiating window Monday, as teams slapped franchise tags on their own star players and came to terms on eight-figure contracts for others.


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