Finally, after more than four months of disagreements, court cases, negotiations and settlements, there is labor peace in the NFL.
On Thursday, NFL players voted to ratify the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, which will be in place for the next 10 years. The news was first reported by Fox's Jay Glazer, who tweeted, "Just got word from a source they have received enough votes! Let the league year begin."
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tweeted, "Our office was notified at 4:54 pm ET that the players have ratified the new 10-year CBA."
The agreement allows veteran players who signed free-agent contracts to begin practicing with their teams. It also means that teams must either add or trim payroll to be near the new salary cap.