Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Football News, by Casey Mitchell

NFL Lockout

After many days of ups and downs in the NFL Lockout, the owners and the Player Association finally agreed on a 10 year deal. The 4.5 month work stoppage was the longest in the leagues history. Now we can focus on the upcoming football season and free-agency. The Hall of Fame Game between the Bears and the Rams on August 7th was officially canceled, but the pre-season and the regular season schedule has not been altered due to the lockout. Beginning today starting at 10 a.m., teams can start making trades and talking with free agents, but no player can officially sign with a team until Friday at 6 p.m. So until 2021, the National Football League will be full of, well, FOOTBALL! Now that it is all worked out, fans can look forward to some games in about a month.

The Saga Continues?

With Kevin Colb no longer an Eagle, they are in search of a backup QB to Michael Vick. A few names have been tossed around including BRETT FAVRE? That's right, Philidelphia has stated that they would love to get Favre as a backup for one more year. Michael Vick tweeted, "I would be honored to have Favre as my backup." Brett Favre's agent says all this talk is just speculation, but he didn't say Favre has dismissed the possibility of coming back for his 21st season. If he were to come back to the game, a backup to Vick would be the perfect gig. Unless an injury takes place, Favre would probably only come in late game blowouts. I'm sure we haven't heard the last of this story.

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