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NFL Lockout Almost Over: Free Agency, Training Camp Could Start Next Week

So we could be talking Kansas City Chiefs football pretty soon here. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talked to the media after the owners approved a proposal with the players to end the NFL lockout. In that time he had a few interesting notes about the proposal.

If the players approve the proposal, then the Chiefs players should plan on being back as soon as Saturday. Here are six points to remember in the owners proposed agreement.

First, this would be a 10-year agreement, as expected. There are no opt-outs so it will be a hard ten year deal.

Second, team facilities could open as soon as Saturday. That means players could report to the facilities. This is also the day the Chiefs can start signing their own free-agents and rookies.

Third, teams can start signing undrafted free agents on Sunday.

Fourth, the league year would open on July 27. Most of us know this day as the start of free agency. Yes, it will be a little wild so close to training camp.

Fifth, the league's statement reads: "Training Camps open for all clubs, provided NFLPA has ratified CBA. Day One activities limited to physicals, meetings, and conditioning. No pads permitted on Day Two or Day Three."

Sixth, the Hall of Fame game has been canceled. It's annually the first preseason game of the year so it will be the one game missed.

Of course, this is all whether the players agree to the deal. That we'll find out sometime tonight.

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