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Breaking News: NFL Players Win the NFL Lockout Dispute, Lockout over

Matt SmithContributor IIIApril 25, 2011

In a decision that has made headlines across the nation, the NFL Labor Dispute is finally over.

Judge Susan Nelson ruled today in favor of the players.

But perhaps the bigger news here is that according to the NFL, the Judge decided not to stay on the decision and the NFL could open back on track immediately.

Fans across the nation must be jubilant, as their favorite sport will open the season on time.

But what does this mean for the draft?

Well, luckily, this news comes before the draft. Free agency is open.

If the Judge had ruled in favor of the owners, then the labor disputes might have to continue. That would mean teams would only be able to build through the draft.

But now that the dark clouds have passed overhead, teams are free to seek players through free agency. They can get in contact again.

Needs that would be needed to be filled through the draft can now be sought out through free agency. Expect some teams to be ready to make offers immediately.

As a fan of the NFL, I am ecstatic.

There is nothing happier than knowing that the NFL will be back on track and that our fall and winter season will be saved (there are no activities besides the NFL.)

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