It said the offer included splitting the difference in the dispute over how much money owners should be given off the top of the league's revenues. Under the expiring CBA, the owners immediately got about $1 billion before dividing the remainder with the players; the owners originally were asking to roughly double that by getting an additional $1 billion up front.
Also in the NFL's offer, according to the league:
Maintaining the 16 regular-season games and four preseason games for at least two years, with any changes negotiable.
Instituting a rookie wage scale through which money saved would be paid to veterans and retired players.
Creating new year-round health and safety rules.
Establishing a fund for retired players, with $82 million contributed by the owners over the next two years.
Financial disclosure of audited league and club profitability information that is not even shared with the NFL clubs. That was proposed by the NFL this week, and rejected by the union, which began insisting in May 2009 for a complete look at the books of all 32 clubs.