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NFL back in business (for now)

4/28/2011

The NFL has issued guidelines advising clubs how to operate with the lockout lifted and no collective bargaining agreement in place.

Not every issue was addressed.

A plan for player transactions such as trades and free-agent signings and details about the 2011 league business calendar is expected to be released Friday.

In the meantime, here are the bullet points of what's in place beginning 8 a.m. Friday:

  • Players are allowed to use team facilities.

  • Teams can issue playbooks, game film and other such materials to players.

  • Coaches may meet with players for the purpose of discussing those materials and any offseason workout programs.

  • Voluntary and mandatory workout programs such as minicamps, rookie camps and organized team activities may commence subject to rules in the previous CBA.

  • League counseling programs for substance abuse and performance-enhancing drugs will resume.