Deal nearly done, awaiting players' approval; Lions could start camp on Thursday
Finally, looks like NFL will get into full gear this week. Player reps are still in a conference call at this moment, but all reports are that a new collective bargaining agreement will be approved.
The NFL Network has reported the Lions will start training camp on Thursday although that has not been confirmed by the Lions yet.
We won’t know all the terms of the deal until it’s gotten the approval by the players, but it appears it’s a 10-year deal which is good news for the owners and the fans. The players wanted a seven-year opt-out but reportedly were not able to negotiate it.
Stay tuned for further updates.
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