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NFL owners approve deal with players union for 10 years…Play Football!

Not a bad deal on missing training camp, eh?

The Players get to vote on the agreement shortly…

Owners, meeting in Atlanta, in a 31-0 vote agreed to end the current lockout. Team facilities could be open by Saturday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said, if players approve the deal.

Player representatives scheduled an 8 p.m. conference call in which they were expected to discuss the proposal and the recertification of the NFL Players Association, which dissolved after the lockout began in March.

The proposed collective-bargaining agreement would last through the 2020 season.

The proposed agreement includes a new rookie compensation system, a salary cap of $142.4 million per club in 2011 and additional retirement benefits, according to the NFL.

“I do feel good” about the prospects of resolving the situation, Falcons player representative Coy Wire told CNN.

The first preseason game — the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, between the Chicago Bears and St. Louis Rams — has been canceled because of the delay in opening camps, Goodell said. It had been scheduled for August 7.

The regular season is set to open on September 8……

More….. from CNN….

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July 22, 2011 - Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Sports, Updates | ,

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