..."That works out to about $59,000 per player, with the lowest-paid players getting more than that (minimum salary players would get a raise of at least $90,000) and the higher-paid players getting less of a raise."https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2 ... -deal-now/
Rookie minimum is $450K. That's a 20 percent increase.
Vet minimum depends on number of years; past year 5 that number doubles to about 900K. These players will be getting less of a percentage. Florio doesn't say how much less, but he approximates the average raise across all NFL players to be $59K per person. That'd represent a 6.5 percent raise for said vets.
With every year in the NFL, your chances of getting hurt over time increases as does the perception of decreased value when you do. Okung, Lockett, Watt, Sherm and anyone who reaches their level of time know they've all got limited time, and are disinterested in risking their health for yet one more potentially career-ending injury opportunity for what in some cases is a 1 or 2 percent raise.
I cannot blame them.