The NFL may be a step closer to ending the lockout. ESPN reports owners and players have agreed in principle to a rookie wage scale. That item has been a major hurdle in the ongoing labor negotiations. The NFL Network reports owners have made concessions regarding the fifth-year compensation for rookies. League owners are scheduled to meet in Atlanta next Thursday with the hopes of having a new collective bargaining agreement proposal to vote on. Training camps are slated to open later this month, with the NFL Hall of Fame Game scheduled for August 7th.