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NFL Lockout Deal Is Done, Drew Brees Reportedly Tells Saints Players

The NFL lockout deal is complete--at least that is what New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is e-mailing his teammates, reports Brad Biggs of the National Football Post. Brees is one of 10 players involved in the Brady vs. NFL lawsuit over the lockout.

In the e-mail (via NFL Network's Jason La Canfora), Brees informs his teammates that the deal will be announced on Monday at a press conference. After that, the 72-hour window for teams to re-sign players could begin on Tuesday and that free agency would begin on Friday. However, none of this is finalized yet.

The league year, Brees writes, would begin on July 31 and that would be the day the Saints report to training camp and hold a team meeting. The first report believes physicals would take place on Saturday.

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