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Chiefs Players Will Be Well Represented At NFL Lockout Hearing

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On Friday, officials from the NFL and NFLPA will meet in St. Louis to present arguments to the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals regarding the injunction appeal -- in other words, to figure out what the heck will happen with this lockout. 

Obviously the players want the lockout lifted and the owners want the lockout to remain in place because that would give each of them the most amount of leverage to do the best possible deal for their respective sides.

Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that there are expected to be at least a couple dozen players at Friday's court hearing and there will be apparently be a big Kanas City Chiefs turnout. Breer reports Brian Waters, Rudy Niswanger, Jon McGraw and Andy Studebaker all made the trip to St. Louis for the hearing. 

You can also add former Chiefs FB Tony Richardson to that group, as he was spotted in St. Louis with the NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith. I also wonder if LB Mike Vrabel will be there, as he was at the meetings with the NFL and Judge Arthur Boylan this week.

So Friday is a big day in the NFL. Unfortunately, we likely won't hear a ruling on the case for a little while -- maybe a couple weeks -- so we're still going to be waiting.