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Lifting Lockout Causes Crazy Day

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What transpired Tuesday was uglier than a dysfunctional two-minute drill. Even after Judge Susan Nelson granted a preliminary injunction to the Brady vs. NFL plaintiffs that would end the work stoppage, teams clearly had no uniform instructions on how to proceed and whether the order was already in effect.

At least one team (Jacksonville) acted as if the lockout were still in place by shunning a player who arrived at its doors. D'Brickshaw Ferguson and Bart Scott ventured to New York Jets headquarters hoping to start the clock on six-figure roster bonuses that the team owes both early in the league calendar year. Players on other teams didn't report because they were uncertain as to the rules of engagement.

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