Apr 29, 2011 1:07 AM by Lee Douglas
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The lockout's been lifted. Soon all those weights will be, too.
The NFL told teams Thursday to resume football operations, informing them that they should open their facilities to players
Friday morning to work out.
Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays called that "great news." He was one of 10 players who showed up at the team's headquarters
In a memo released hours before the draft, the NFL said players could resume voluntary workouts at team facilities, meet with
coaches and go over playbooks. As for signing free agents, trades
and other roster moves, the NFL said it will distribute a
"comprehensive set of procedures governing such transactions" - likely on Friday.
Before the league's memo was issued, Mays and nine other Broncos visited their facility Thursday and met with team President Joe Ellis in the team cafeteria for about 10 minutes.
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