Sources: NFL Near Potential CBA Agreement

July 12, 2011 Updated Jul 12, 2011 at 8:38 AM EDT

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Sources: NFL Near Potential CBA Agreement

July 12, 2011 Updated Jul 12, 2011 at 8:38 AM EDT

(WKBW) For football fans it has been a very long 118 days of locked out NFL. No team contact, closed facilities, and threatened games and even the season in jeopardy. But there is new hope of a deal on Monday, one that comes in the near future.

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the owners and players are close to a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement, one that would end the lockout and resume football within 2 weeks.

According to reports, the goal is to get that deal ratified at the July 21st owners meetings, just ten days from Monday. If that happens, then the NFL would resume operations, free agency, and open training camps on time.

There is still much to be decided including a rookie wage scale, before any deals can be reached. Meetings continue between the players union and the owners this week.