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NFL Re-Opens Its Doors To Players Post-Injunction

The NFL just released a statement indicating that team activities are set to begin anew starting Friday morning, but that official word on player transactions will have to wait a bit longer.

Per the official statement, team facilities will re-open tomorrow morning at 8AM. Players will be permitted entrance to the facilities, where they will be allowed to work out, receive medical treatment and rehabilitation, study or leave with playbooks and film, and meet with coaches to discuss those materials or off-season workout programs. Voluntary off-season workouts and OTAs can begin as normal, as well.

In addition, the league's counseling and substance abuse programs will re-start in earnest tomorrow. Players will also be permitted to take part in club-sponsored charitable endeavors.

The league is still seeking a stay on Judge Susan Nelson's injunction, which would freeze the new league year beginning pending appeal, in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit. As they expect a ruling on that sometime today or early tomorrow, they have not yet informed clubs as to the temporary governance of player transactions. Also important to note: the new league year has not officially begun yet.