Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Jul 2011

Sources: Deal To End Lockout Reached

Hey, chumps and chumpettes. Did you get the bomb out? Can I go back to watching the sport I love?

Yes. Per Adam Schefter and the ESPN crew, all of the remaining problems have been ironed out. The likely scenario sees a press conference on Monday, and sets up free agency to begin next Saturday.

Posted by: Rivers McCown on 24 Jul 2011

25 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2013, 9:44pm by web site


by Danish Denver-Fan :: Sun, 07/24/2011 - 8:46am

Att commenters: Dire consequences for those who dare jinx this.

by Raiderjoe :: Sun, 07/24/2011 - 9:11am

definitelly going to end this wekk. For a coupel months now have been thinkign Jul;y 28 was gogin to be day.

by Michael LaRocca (not verified) :: Sun, 07/24/2011 - 10:00am

My Panthers may now resume sucking on schedule. Yay.

by Da Bears (not verified) :: Sun, 07/24/2011 - 11:21am

Can we get an ETA on KUBIAK and FOA?

by speedegg :: Sun, 07/24/2011 - 11:30am

whoa, dude that has to be at least a couple weeks or even end of preseason. Free Agency (starting this Wednesday?) will be CRAZY! Rookies (Cam Newton?) will hold out, veterans will be cut, trades will come fast and furious, players will get injured. Roster pandemonium will ensue! I don't think anyone can forecast the season until rosters are almost set.

by Southern Philly :: Sun, 07/24/2011 - 12:28pm

"Rookies (Cam Newton?) will hold out"

With the rookie wage pool, there's now no reason for rookies to hold out.

by Raiderjoe :: Sun, 07/24/2011 - 3:27pm

tghat hasnt stopped lindy's frpm making 2011 nfl ammual mag. saw it in borders todat.

by John (not verified) :: Sun, 07/24/2011 - 11:40am

Well, as an Indy resident, at least there's solid hope for a Super Bowl this year. I hope there are two teams good enough to make it that far.

Thanks, NFL owners, for letting Jones cut ahead of us in line (and screw over lots of ticket holders to boot).

by Mike Tanier :: Sun, 07/24/2011 - 11:49am

No whooping or anything until we see Dee and Roger hugging it out!

by Temo :: Sun, 07/24/2011 - 12:40pm

Too late, we've lost the HoF game. It's like the season's not even worth watching anymore.

by TomC :: Sun, 07/24/2011 - 1:11pm

Yup. If you don't like watching Thaddeus Lewis and Nathan Enderle air it out, you just don't like football.

(First comment on this site in months. If talks break down Monday, you know who to blame.)

by Anonymously Social (not verified) :: Sun, 07/24/2011 - 2:44pm

Of course there is still a reason to hold out. Guaranteed money has been left open-ended. Plus agents will want to put conditions on the fifth year option.

Lawyers drafted it. Lawyers will find a way to bypass it.

Tell 'em Warren: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5puAN1PGQw

by jfsh :: Sun, 07/24/2011 - 5:59pm

Full price for gum?

That dog won't hunt, Monsignor.

by jebmak :: Mon, 07/25/2011 - 4:08am

Will it finally be resolved?

All I know is my gut says maybe.

by CathyW :: Sun, 07/24/2011 - 7:10pm

The candles and the novenas continue until I hear otherwise.

by LeBronnedict Arnold :: Sun, 07/24/2011 - 7:58pm

Can you PLEASE get rid of those nasty body building ads on the website. They are gross. Also, any updates on KUBIAK and FOA?

by Raiderjoe :: Sun, 07/24/2011 - 9:14pm

to Lebronnedict Aronld- dont mind beetle guy and schwarenegger roid photos but if FO got rid pf them and brought bsvk catolic match girl would be nice. Akwayy gkood thing to look at hot chick when read about football stuff.

by justanothersteve :: Sun, 07/24/2011 - 9:30pm

In the frozen land of Nador they were forced to eat Robin's minstrels. And there was much rejoicing.

by MJK :: Sun, 07/24/2011 - 10:00pm

Assuming this happens, I lost my bet as to who would resolve their difference first--the NFL and NFLPA, or the U.S. Congress.

I guess when negotiating for personal millions, there is more incentive to get things done than when negotiating for the good of the country.

Ah well, at least we'll (hopefully) have football.

by Podge (not verified) :: Mon, 07/25/2011 - 4:56am

I hope the rumours on PFT (via an email from Drew Brees) are right and full on free agency, with no grace period for resigning your own players, will start on Tuesday. That would be a fantastic day.

Have to say, surely tampering this year is at an all time low!

by Jerry :: Mon, 07/25/2011 - 6:03pm

It's not hard to imagine that GMs and agents have had "informal" conversations so that everybody can go into the abbreviated signing period with some idea of what to expect.

by rd (not verified) :: Mon, 07/25/2011 - 6:15pm

+1 for the Futurama reference.

by Sidewards :: Mon, 07/25/2011 - 7:47pm

Good news, everyone!

by Buy Viagra (not verified) :: Wed, 11/09/2011 - 9:41am

I hope there are two teams good enough to make it that far.and I guess when negotiating for personal millions, there is more incentive to get things done than when negotiating for the good of the country.

by web site (not verified) :: Sat, 02/09/2013 - 9:44pm