- Mike Sando, NFL Insider
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A quick look around NFC West team headquarters from reporters monitoring potential fallout from the court ruling striking down the NFL lockout:
Arizona Cardinals: At least four players showed up for work, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reported. Also according to Somers, team officials gathered players in a conference room and "politely" explained that they could not work out at the facility. Players Rex Hadnot, Levi Brown, Jeremy Bridges and Mike Leach then left.
Seattle Seahawks: Liz Mathews of 710ESPN Seattle camped out at team headquarters this morning, but did not see much. She saw receiver Deon Butler at one point. Butler is recovering from a serious leg injury. Rules governing injured players have been a bit confusing. Mathews saw another car approaching at one point, but it was ESPN.com's John Clayton dropping by for a look-see.
San Francisco 49ers: Linebacker Takeo Spikes advised the 49ers that players could show up for work, Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports. Team spokesman Bob Lange told Maiocco any players showing up would meet with a "senior staff member" and that football-related activities would remain suspended pending further clarification from the courts.
The courts might have struck down the lockout, but nothing much has changed. We're still waiting to see whether the courts allow the lockout to stand pending an appeal. In the meantime, teams appear ready to greet players and tell them, in effect, that there's nothing to see here.