All signs are pointing to the NFL’s full season being saved, courtesy of some insider info via the guys over at Busted Coverage. Per BC, who spoke with Carolina Panthers TE Jeremy Shockey, the lockout will most likely be ending Thursday and players are being instructed to report to camp as early as Friday the 22nd. Here’s some info from the post:
Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey was busting it back to Miami from a diving trip to pack his bags and prepare for the end of the NFL lockout. “The deal will be done Thursday and we’re being told to report to Charlotte for a three-day camp the 22nd through 25th,” Shockey said sounding like he was ready to hit someone.
Shockey tells us that, while spending the weekend diving in the Keys, he received a text from his agent Drew Rosenhaus with the great news.
“Obviously the details have to be completed, but this deal is done,” Shockey told us. “The Hall of Fame game is a go. It’s a win-win for both sides.”
“Both sides worked hard. It’s just great to be going back to football and that everyone can focus on the game.”
Shockey is being told that it’ll be a 10-year CBA.
Great news for NFL fans everywhere. Some details still need to be taken care of, like the Player’s Union re-certifying, but it appears as if the major issues have been worked out. Hopefully this CBA will prove satisfactory for both the players and the owners and lead to a lengthy and successful next decade. Big props to Busted Coverage for breaking this news before the mainstream powerhouses. If you haven’t checked out their site you’re missing out on a lot of informative and fun content.