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Major progress was made in acheiving labor peace in the NFL, according to reports on ESPN and the NFL Network.

The owners and players are talking about a possible schedule where the league year could start around Wednesday and training camps could open Friday, according to the NFL Network.

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The NFL Players Association will meet Monday and recommend recertification once all the issues are resolved with the owners, according to ESPN. The NFL owners have agreed to the transition period that the players want to recertify as a union, the network reported.

The players have been reviewing the owners-approved 10-year collective bargaining deal. The agreement keeps the regular season at 16 games and reduces the number of offseason workouts as well as the amount of hitting in those practices. It also reverts back to the previous free-agency system, where players become unrestricted free agents with four seasons of NFL experience.

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