NFL Lockout > Owners APPROVE Proposed Labor Agreement, Now Up To The Players

~ The NFL has taken another big step towards ending the lockout which is now at 128 days. Mark down July 21st, 2011 as the day that the wheels offically were put in motion to end the work stoppage.The owners have approved the proposed 10-year CBA (collective bargaining agreement) and now the spotlight will shift to the players as they will now have to vote.

 This is clearly big news and from the way things are shaping up, the NFL may only end up losing one game off of their schedule. Training camps would most likely open by August 1st. The commissioner has announced that the Hall of Fame game (Chicago vs St.Louis) scheduled for August 7th will have to be cancelled.

 Communication can go a long way when the threat of games and additional money being lost. The players are going to carefully review the agreement before voting. However, they still must reform the union they decertified months ago.

 According to ESPN, Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith have been in constant contact with each other to come to an agreement where if the players are prepared to vote to approve the proposed deal, they would work to recertify the union in time for the start of training camps.

 More news is expected to come fast and furiously on what the players are going to do. Any projected schedules that are being put in place can’t become official until they do their part. Football fans at least can feel comfortable knowing that football is as close to returning as it’s been throughout these 128 days.

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