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"Football's back." Those were the words of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after team owners and players inked a settlement for a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement on Monday, ending the lockout. Goodell said the agreement secures the long term future of the league and makes the game better. Team facilities are slated to open today, with signings, trades, roster cuts and the opening of training camps to follow this week. The NFL's 19-hundred players must still recertify as a union. The lockout, which began March 12th, led to the longest work stoppage in NFL history. The Chicago Bears open up training camp on Friday and their first preseason contest is slated for August 13th. Their Hall of Fame game against the St. Louis Rams was cancelled.

 
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