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NFL Lockout: Players Agree To Deal; Press Conference Coming Monday

According to a variety of reports, the NFL players agreed to a proposal with the owners on a new labor agreement to end the NFL lockout. The agreement reportedly came sometime early Monday morning around 3:00 a.m. (ET). A press conference is expected to go down sometime on late Monday morning or early Monday afternoon.

Of course, this is all contingent on the players actually voting to approve the deal, which should take place sometime on Monday. That's considered a formality at this point.

So the next step will be the players voting to approve the deal followed by a press conference announcing that they've done so.

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.

This is going to be a very good day, football fans. The NFL lockout only has a few more hours to live.