Lockout Update: Players unanimously ratify CBA

Jul 25, 2011 at 10:54 AM


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It was just announced on NFL Network that the players have unanimously ratified the CBA settlement.

An announcement will be made very shortly in Washington D.C.

At 3pm today, teams will receive a list of NFL free agents.

Team facilities will open on Tuesday, July 26.

Teams will be able to start signing drafted and undrafted players on Tuesday, July 26 at 7am Pacific.

The San Francisco 49ers will open training camp on Thursday, July 28.

Players can be cut or waived on Thursday, July 28.

Free agency will begin Friday, July 29 at 3pm Pacific.

The NFL lockout, which started on March 11, lasted 136 days.

UPDATE - 11:05 AM:

DeMaurice Smith, the representative for the NFL players, just made the expected announcement of the players' vote in Washington D.C.

UPDATE - 11:17 AM:

DeMaurice Smith and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell are currently signing the new settlement in Washington D.C. An official joint announcement will be made soon.

UPDATE - 11:20 AM:

Roger Goodell, NFL representatives, and those representing the players are currently making their joint announcement in Washington D.C. Goodell let everyone know that "Football is back."
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