It appears the rookie contracts and free agency appear to be the only stumbling blocks to ending the NFL lockout. It appears if they can get passed the rookie contracts the free agency disagreement should be settled quickly.
I personally believe the rookie contracts are ridiculous, and that money should go towards proven players and the benefits of players who proved themselves day in and day out before they retired. That money shouldn't go to some kid coming out of college who never proved a single thing in the NFL. Let that rookie earn his own pay.
A rookie wage scale and free agency for veterans appear to be the biggest stumbling blocks to ending the NFL lockout.
Several people with knowledge of the talks tell the Associated Press that such key issues as splitting total revenues -- the major reason for the dispute -- the salary cap, fewer offseason workouts and the length of a new collective bargaining agreement are close to being completed.