NFL Free agents is the word of the day after the news that NFL lockout over & 2011 NFL free agency begins. Player leaders voted to accept a labor settlement on Monday, paving the way for a record number of free-agent signings.
On Tuesday clubs started signing rookies and began initiating talks with veteran free-agent players, following the long-awaited news that the NFL lockout is over & NFL free agency begins. Some players commented this is the start of the show with literally hundreds of NFL free agents because several teams have to make the new salary cap of $120 million.
Club owners approved the new labor agreement following the players’ vote, later announcing that the NFL lockout is over & 2011 NFL free agency begins. “It’s a long time coming, and football’s back, and that’s the great news for everybody,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stated.
NFLPA president Kevin Mawae told media that players should be excited to go back to training and work, doing what they love most. The deal that has been reached was right and sealed in the right moment, he added.
Signing of 2011 NFL free-agent players is to start Friday, following a 130-day NFL lockout caused by the lack of a new collective bargaining agreement. A NFL record flood of new signings is expected with numerous rookies and veterans hinting they can now change teams. The new NFL year is set to start on August 4, 2011 with training camps and pre-season games.