The NFL Owners and Players Association have reached a deal to end the Lockout. The NFL has scheduled a press conference for Monday and the Players will vote on Monday as well to vote this in.
No collective bargaining agreement has been rejected by the players after it was approved by the leadership. Once a deal is ratified Training Camp & Free Agency can start the same day. next Saturday is the likely start for these events.
Saturday the two sides reached major breakthroughs. The lockout has lasted 130 days. As long as we don't see anymore holdups in this process the only games affected will be the Hall of Fame Game during pre-season. The sides expect to ratify the deal by Friday.
Fans are surely excited for this breakthrough but there is just as much excitement from players too. Just check out Facebook or Twitter and you'll see messages from players.
- Lamarr Woodley