A federal judge's ruling to lift the lockout prompted a flurry of legal action and lots of confusion as players reported to empty practice facilities Tuesday. What it means for NFL football could become clearer in the days ahead, but for now, the league is in 'uncharted territory.'
After 16 days of hard negotiating, the NFL and its players failed to reach a contract agreement by a 5 p.m. deadline. The players' union disbanded in order to take its case to court.
NFL lockout is a possibility as owners and the players union face a Thursday deadline for their current collective bargaining agreement. This would be the first NFL lockout since the players union was formed in the late 1950s.