(Above) Owner limo backup in Atlanta as photographed today via Peter King.
About an hour ago we spoke with Jeremy Shockey, our source this week, who told us on Monday that the NFL lockout would virtually end today. The owners have indeed tonight approved a 10-year CBA tonight via a 35-0 vote. Now the contract goes to the players. Shockey tells us tonight, after speaking with Drew Brees, that some teams will allow players& free agents into team offices Saturday to take physicals.
The Carolina Panthers‘ tight end said Monday:
“Obviously the details have to be completed, but this deal is done,” Shockey told us. “The Hall of Fame game is a go. It’s a win-win for both sides.”
He tells us tonight thattraining camp will open Aug. 1. No word on if any preseason games will be cancelled.
*More details as we get them.