The NFL Lockout is over. Sort of.
The NFL has announced that players could begin to work out at team facilities and meet with coaches beginning at 8 a.m. Friday. The league has almost promised to release procedures for signing free agents and trading players shortly. (No players will be allowed to be traded during the first round tonight.)
This could be a very short-lived announcement, as the NFL is still hoping for a stay of U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson’s ruling that lifted the lockout yesterday. If that stay is granted by 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, the lockout will be back in place.
Interesting news, as we could see a flurry of activity over the weekend as teams scramble to make trades and sign free agents before the lockout slams the door shut again.