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"no vote by the players today" via Jason LaCanfora's Twitter

"There will be no vote by the players today, according to sources. Most reps have left. Executive committee members are still in DC"

Want it or not, Olin Kreutz has upper hand on Bears

"The Bears need to get him signed once the doors opened or they face even bigger problems on the line than they did a year ago" ~ Brad Biggs

AP sources: Club execs to be briefed if deal OK’d

"Two people familiar with talks to end the NFL lockout tell The Associated Press that if an agreement is ratified by Thursday, team executives will be briefed starting that day on how the deal’s terms affect league business."

Yahoo Sports looks at the few remaining issues before the Lockout is history

"All reports indicate that the owners and players are on the one-yard line when it comes to ending the current lockout" - Then give it Jason McKie for a FB Dive!

Players, owners reach agreement on economics of deal

"Following a breakthrough in negotiations between NFL owners and players on Thursday, it now appears the economics of a new collective bargaining agreement are, essentially, done."

Labor Update: 2011 salary cap set at $120 million

This news came early this morning. The floor is set at $108 million.

Lockout May be Over Within 24 - 48 Hours

Sal Paolantonio of ESPN (via Chris Mortensen’s Twitter page) reports that a settlement is now on the fast track. Chris Mortensen of ESPN (via Chris Mortensen’s Twitter page) reports that, at the current pace, a deal could come within the next 24-to-48 hours. Wow !! Just wow .

Owners, players may have cleared last significant hurdle in labor talks

"On Thursday afternoon, several reports from Manhattan indicated that the owners and players have made major breakthroughs in the rookie wage scale that has been the major sticking point over the last few weeks."

NFL Lockout Q&A

CBSSports.com has "7 questions to ask for the labor home stretch". They're getting down to the nitty gritty.

"the two sides are closer to an agreement than many people realize"

Check out Michael Silver's Yahoo Sports article. Good to see some more optimism!

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