The NFL is still only halfway to a new labor deal. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Thursday that league owners have approved ratification of a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement that would end the lockout. The players held a conference call Thursday night, but they still have yet to vote on the proposal as they look to recertify as a union.
Team facilities are tentatively set to open Saturday, with training camp and free agency to begin Wednesday pending approval of the CBA by the players. However, it's unclear when the players will vote on the CBA. Meantime, the August 7th Hall of Fame Game between the Chicago Bears and St. Louis Rams has been cancelled.