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The NFL Players Association voted Tuesday to move forward with the proposal for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement and send it to the players for them to decide by holding a full vote of the entire body of active players.

A 17-game schedule, increased playoff field, greater revenue share for players, shorter preseason and additional roster spots are among the changes that would be instituted if the proposal is approved. While many of those changes would serve to benefit the players, some have taken to Twitter to voice their displeasure with the proposal.

Among those players is Ravens backup quarterback Robert Griffin III, who called on his colleagues to unite against the proposal.

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, who’s a vice president on the NFLPA’s executive committee, has actively spoken against the idea of expanding the season to 17 games, believing that it’s part of the league’s greater initiative to eventually push the season to 18 games.

Meanwhile, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quandre Diggs doesn’t think the increased revenue share is enough.

Several quarterbacks, including Seahawks signal caller Russell Wilson and the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, have also joined the fight against the proposal in its current form.

Rodgers said his decision to vote no is based on his conversations "with the men in my locker room that I'm tasked to represent."

No timetable has been given for when the vote will be held.

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