NFL lockout: Owners ratify deal to end lockout (updated)
The NFL owners have ratified a deal to lift the player lockout but it’s unclear what that means for a collective bargaining agreement or when free agency might begin.
According to NFL Network, the vote was 31-0 with the Oakland Raiders choosing to abstain, as they often do.
[UPDATED, 4:47 p.m.: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced at a news conference that the Aug. 7 Hall of Fame game between the St. Louis Rams and Chicago Bears has been cancelled.]
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Photo: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Colts President Bill Polian take a break during Thursday's NFL owners meetings in College Park, Georgia. Credit: John Amis / Reuters