The NFL lockout looks like it's just about over. The players and owners are finally seeing eye to eye - and fans are ready for their teams to get back on the field.
The NFL players union has approved a ten-year deal to end the four and a half month lockout.
"To our fans, I know that you love this game as much as I do and I know it's been a very long process"
The deal settles the biggest issue - how to split the league ' s 9 billion dollars of annual revenue between the players and owners ....
Who overwhelmingly approved a proposal on Thursday. The NFL commissioner says he's grateful both sides worked hard to find common ground.
"Football's back and that's the great news for everybody"
And players are ready to get back on the field.
"This is a fair deal. We're excited to present it to our players. And instead of being in these meeting rooms, be in football meeting rooms, which I'm a big fan of"
Teams can now start training camp as soon as Wednesday . The full season will be played as scheduled- with the first pre season game on August 11th .
That's what fans have been waiting so long to hear....
"It definitely means that the wings come back out - as well as the beer and the Tostidos"
I just pray they get everything done so i don't have to watch golf.
When the lockout ends - the free agent frenzy begins -
As teams scramble to sign players and fill their rosters for the start of the season in September .
The collective bargaining agreement the players voted on today is a deal that runs ten-years.