Today, U.S. District Judge Susan Nelson granted the NFL players' request for an injunction to lift the current NFL lockout.
This victory for the NFL players union could mean that the league will be forced to open for business immediately, and free agency and the other events of the offseason will begin right away.
The lockout began on March 11. During the lockout, players and coaches have not been allowed to hold camps, no personnel could be hired and players who are free agents could not sign with any teams.
The lockout has also prevented teams from contacting their players during its nearly two month-long tenure. It has also prevented free agency from taking place as it usually does in early March.
The league is expected to appeal the decision, which Judge Nelson made after nearly a month-long recess.