You can officially say goodbye to the NFL lockout. After months of negotiations and lots of drama, the new collective bargaining agreement has now been ratified by both the NFL owners and the NFL player reps.
The NFLPA's George Attalah sent out a tweet a few minutes ago saying that the vote among player reps was unanimous in favor of approving the new CBA. This vote is considered a recommendation to the plaintiffs in the Brady v. NFL case, who have already agreed to approve the settlement.
This vote means football is essentially back. Votes by players on recertifying the NFLPA still need to take place later this week, but that is considered a formality. The expectation is for the NFLPA to be recertified, which will officially put the new CBA into effect.
In the meantime, a press conference with both DeMaurice Smith and Roger Goodell is expected to happen sometime today. Starting tomorrow, football activities will officially resume. Hallelujah!