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Monday, April 25, 2011
Lockout lifted, but are doors still closed?

By Tim Graham

The NFL lockout is over!

Or is it?

U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson seemingly ended the lockout Monday with a preliminary injunction that favored the players. The NFL quickly announced it would appeal the decision and request a stay that would prevent the doors opening for business right away.

The Twitterverse is abuzz with chatter about what this means.

Some agents believe free agency has begun and are informing their players to report to team facilities Tuesday morning for workouts that could determine big offseason bonuses.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league will not begin its offseason until the stay has been considered.

Nelson's ruling is 89 pages long. A file of has been posted on ESPN.com for you to peruse if you dare.