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NFL Unlocked: Browns fans excited after players, owners agree to new deal

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Are you ready for some football?!?

The NFL players have agreed to a deal to end the lockout.

The NFL Players Association's executive committee met in Washington Monday, and all 32 player representatives voted to accept the collective bargaining agreement set forth by the owners.

The Browns can start signing their draft choices and rookie free agents on Tuesday morning.

"This is how I think it's going to work: tomorrow at 10:00, we can sign our draft choices and un drafted rookies.  We can start to sign them after 10:00. At that time we can also start to negotiate, but not sign, our own unrestricted free agents. All this takes place in the next two or three days. At 6:00 on Friday, then we can begin to sign those free agents.  There are two groups of players, our draft choices and rookie free agents, that's the first group. Then we can start signing the other ones on Friday," said Browns President Mike Holmgren.

The Browns announced Monday that ticket prices will remain the same.   

News that pro football is back is music to the ears of Browns fans.

"Oh yes, I'm excited about it!"

"I'm excited, it's good for Clevelanders, good for the city!"

"I love it, the Browns will win the Super Bowl."  

"I was in negotiations with players that started and lasted for a long time and when they signed the deal it was actually the same deal we had about a month ago. So I think on both sides, there will be some urgency and a sense of let's get this done, but it will be wild and wooly," said Browns President Mike Holmgren.

The Browns will also open training camp on Friday, although it's uncertain when fans can start heading out to Berea to watch practice.

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