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Saturday, July 23, 2011
Video: John Clayton on labor breakthrough

By Mike Sando

ESPN's John Clayton says NFL owners and players made "significant progress" Saturday toward finishing a 10-year labor agreement.

This story, attributed to Clayton and Chris Mortensen, has the latest details.

This news affirms the feeling that the sides have been close and that the remaining issues were mainly procedural. It's not yet clear when free agency would open, but Clayton says the league is considering July 30 -- one week from today.