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NFL Lockout: Players Expected To Vote To End Lockout, Press Conference Expected Monday

That's it everyone, we did it. We made it through the 2011 NFL Lockout, and without too much harm to our sanity for that matter. The two sides agreed to a new version of the CBA over the weekend, and early this morning (real early, like 3:00 a.m.) the players voted to officially end the lockout. Happy days are here again.

From there, we still need to determine what the timeline of re-opening the league will be like. ESPN reports that free agency could start as soon as Tuesday with contracts not becoming official until Aug. 2 while others report that full free agency won't open until Friday night.

We're not sure exactly when free agency will actually begin because there are so many conflicting reports out there. But I assume that we will hear for sure one way or another when the press conference takes place, likely on Monday. But no matter how the rest of this offseason plays out, it looks like the NFL will be back in session later this afternoon.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.