Report: NFL To Officially Open For Business Thursday Afternoon

From ProFootball Talk:

Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com reports that, late Wednesday night, the NFL and the NFLPA worked out the last remaining details of the new CBA.

Next up, the NFLPA representatives will explain the terms to players, who’ll vote at camp on Thursday. Once at least 50 percent plus one of the players vote in favor of the deal, everyone will be able to practice as of 4:00 p.m. ET.

While NFL teams have been holding workouts since this past weekend, free agents have not been allowed to participate yet since the CBA hasn’t been finalized. Assuming the players ratify this new agreement — which everyone expects them too — the NFL will officially open its doors all the way back open, and teams will be able to hold official practices with all players.

This news doesn’t affect the Tampa Bay Bucs too much, as they have largely ignored the free agent market to instead focus on building through youth. All their key players are already in camp, but I suppose this ruling will allow free agent signing Michael Koenen to finally report to camp.

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