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NFL Lockout: Talks Enter Another Week

The NFL lockout enters another week and, like previous weeks, we're not sure when the work stoppage will end. The latest updates says a contingent of owners and players will continue to meet this week at an undisclosed location. Previously, they have met in Chicago, Long Island, Maryland and Boston. 

Over the past month, we've seen more and more optimism in the talks. While those involved are quick to caution that nothing is guaranteed to get done, others are privately predicting that the basic framework of an agreement is worked out in the first week or two of July.

Once the two sides reach an agreement, the question then becomes what happens with free agency. It's possible that a CBA is agreed and signed by mid-July, and then we'll see a brief free agency period before training camps start (for most teams) in late July or early August. 

The NFL lockout has passed it's 100th day and we're still waiting. Hopefully all this waiting is worth it and the two sides strike a deal that will allow free agency and training camp to occur before the start of the 2011 season.