Player health and safety
- Offseason programs reduced by five weeks with OTAs cut from 14 per team to 10. Limited practice time and contact, limited full-contact practices and more days off for players.
- Players can remain in medical plan for life.
- Regular season limited to 16 games through 2012 season.
- $50 million annually earmarked for medical research and healthcare programs.
- $900 million to $1 billion earmarked for retired player benefits over the next decade with $620 million ticketed for pre-1993 retirees.
- Players unrestricted after four accrued seasons.
- Drafted players get four-year deals (with club option for fifth year on first rounders), undrafted players get three-year deals.
- Each rookie class is allotted a maximum "total compensation" package.
- "Strong anti-holdout rules."
- Funds previously allotted to rookie pool reallocated to veterans and retirees.
- $120.4 million in 2011 and clubs must utilize 99% of space.
Source: USA Today Sports