Finally, the NFL is open for business
It’s officially over which means the NFL is back. The players’ executive committee unanimously approved the new NFL collective bargaining agreement minutes ago.
It appears the Lions will open training camp on Thursday, although that is not certain. Fist three days of camp will be non-traditional with no hitting allowed. Camp will heat up starting on Saturday.
Team facilities will open Tuesday for voluntary conditioning and classroom work.
There were times it appeared this might not get done in time to save the season. Kudos to both parties for finding common ground. It was 136 days since the NFLPA walked away from the labor talks.
Also, one of the most significant parts of the deal is that it’s for 10 years with no opt-out clause.
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