If all goes according to plan, we will finally get to see NFL football players put on their uniforms—well, practice jerseys for now—in just a few short week(s) time.
The NFL and NFLPA are finally closing in on an agreement for a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement as both sides seem to settling on the fact that this lockout can no longer go on, and once ratified, the lockout will be lifted and free agency will commence.
And what a free-agency period it will be.
Teams will have 72-hour time frame to re-sign their own restricted free agents before the full market opens, and once that happens we'll see a flurry of activity in the following week that typically takes months to complete.
Big names like Nnamdi Asomugha, DeAngelo Williams, Sidney Rice and Antonio Cromartie could all be wearing new uniforms next season, and the pursuit for their services will not take long at all.
The trade market will also open up, and Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Kevin Kolb will be the top target there.
We know that it has been a while and some of you may have even forgotten which players are free agents and which players aren't—Chad Ochocinco is not a free agent, yet Terrell Owens is—but we can help you get back into the swing of things pretty quickly.
Every team's season starts in pursuit of a Super Bowl ring—if you are not playing to win, then there is no point in playing at all, and that journey begins now, in free agency and training camp.
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are the defending world champions, but every team in the league is now hunting them, and we'll be here to track all the progress teams make in their quest to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in February.