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Lockout'11: No resolution this evening

A tumultuous night on the NFL labor front has left us assured of only one thing: The league has appropriately called off the Aug. 7 Hall of Fame game.

Everything else is in complete flux here late Thursday evening.

The NFL has placed a measure of public pressure on players by ratifying a collective bargaining agreement that the NFL Players Association says it has not yet agreed to. The league published a proposed calendar that called for teams to open for business Friday, begin signing their free agents Saturday and fully open free agency on Wednesday. It's impossible to know at this point whether that calendar will be followed or if it will need to be pushed back.

For those wondering, I couldn't possibly tell you when free agency will start or when NFC North teams will report to training camp.

As you might know, Twitter is awash in emotion and accusations right now. I'll leave you with the words of one of the most understated stars in the NFC North. Here's what Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings tweeted: "This lockout is an absolute mess. Players are just ready to play the game we love & get back to entertaining the fans who truly support us."

Tune in Friday.