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With end in sight, a look at NFL lockout winners and losers - NFL - Sporting News
The wheels are in motion. Owners ratified a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement last Thursday. According to ESPN, players will start the process on ratification and re-certification Monday. If all goes as planned, players can report to facilities Wednesday, and free agency will begin Saturday.

NFL Lockout: New Agreement Between Owners, Players Expected At Monday Press Conference - SB Nation Denver
Monday should be the day the NFL lockout ends. The NFLPA is expected to hold a press conference on Monday to announce that they have reached an agreement with the owners over a new collective bargaining agreement. There were mixed reports on Sunday on whether the deal was done or was close to being finalized on Monday.

NFL owners and players nearing an end to lockout and labor dispute in time for full 2011 NFL schedule  - Peter King -
And I thought after my annual four-week travelogue I could just ease back into the 15th season of Monday Morning Quarterback.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
When free agency begins, probably sometime this week, there will be no better player available than Nnamdi Asomugha.

Denver Broncos must go on a signing spree when lockout ends - The Denver Post
Between now and next Mondays newspaper, the Broncos are expected to make from 40 to 50 roster transactions.

2012 NFL Season Preview: Denver Broncos " NFL Mocks
C+: I want to give a better grade but Elway needs to actually have a body of work for that to happen. I know Elway isn’t the GM but he will act as their GM…or at least nothing will get done without his stamp of approval. How many times does Elway need to save the Denver Broncos???

Ambling through the weekend - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Knowshon Moreno came to mind in one of those free association things about mid-amble. You know, one of my concerns with him when a lot of fans were pushing him as a once-in-a-decade player was that he was still carrying ‘youth’ weight.

Larry Fitzgerald says he isn’t advising Cardinals on QB decisions | ProFootballTalk
There has been plenty of talk about Kevin Kolb going to the Arizona Cardinals and you'd think no one would be more interested in the outcome of that chatter than Larry Fitzgerald.

Fantasy Football Breaking News -
LaCanfora was the lone holdout on a potential Orton trade the past few months, possibly hearing from Broncos sources trying to drive up the price tag. "For a long time I didn't think he'd be dealt," said LaCanfora. "But ... I hear more and more teams with an eye on him." The Cardinals, Vikings, Dolphins, and Redskins have been mentioned as the most likely dance partners

Krieger: Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy gets his chance to call the shots - The Denver Post
The Broncos 2011 offense will be quite different from the 2010 version because pass-happy head coach Josh McDaniels has been replaced by run-happy head coach John Fox.

Former Bronco Rod Smith offers helping hand to Guy Johnson - The Denver Post
Tuesday is the official off day for NFL players, but former Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith on this day had wheeled into the Boys & Girls Club in Montbello to see if he could find any dream-chasers with hopeful eyes in order to offer encouragement, and a smile or two.