The owners ratified a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that would put an end to the lockout and open the doors for 2011 free agency in the NFL. Unfortunately, the players have not voted on the issue, and so the lockout remains intact.
Once it ends, one of the shortest offseasons in the NFL’s history will officially begin and a free-agent frenzy will soon follow. There is not much time to sign players with the preseason commencing in less than a month.
Thus, you will see some exciting moves in the coming weeks in preparation for the upcoming season.
Worst-case scenario, the lockout continues, and the only way to watch our favorite teams play is by picking up a controller and sliding Madden into our game consoles.
Many of us like to build fantasy teams with Pro Bowlers anchoring each position on the depth chart so that we can enjoy endless rushing touchdowns from Chris Johnson and passing milestones with Tom Brady.
Madden is a place where people can make All-Star teams and take a break from the complexities of salary caps, CBAs and revenue sharing. Only in a video game can you have Peyton Manning, Andre Johnson, Adrian Peterson and Larry Fitzgerald on the same team.
There is a fine line between video games and reality. A line that separates what is possible from what is just a fantasy.
So without further ado, here are the 10 free-agent signings you would only see in Madden.