Friday came and went with very little news regarding the NFL lockout. There weren't any significant developments, and everybody headed into the weekend playing a waiting game. The two sides were reportedly going to keep working into the weekend, but all was quiet for the most part.
Shortly after 4:30 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, ESPN's Chris Mortensen tweeted this:
John Clayton and I reporting major progress in talks today. Players committee meet Monday in DC to hopefully recommend approval.
Coming into Saturday there were still a number of unresolved issues, including how the NFLPA is going to recertify, the lack of an opt-out clause for the players in the CBA and not all plaintiffs in the Brady v. NFL case ready to step aside without compensation. Vincent Jackson reportedly finally gave up and decided to stop being selfish on Saturday morning, so that issue went away, but the others remained. Based on Mortensen's report and Albert Breer saying "progress kicked up again," it looks as though the other issues may be taken care of or are in the process of being taken care of as well.
Here's to hoping the lockout is finally on its last legs ... for real this time.