Over the past week and a half we've seen a marked increase in the amount of optimism stemming from the face to face talks currently being held by the players and owners. This afternoon, Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal is reporting that optimism is so high, a deal could be done as early as two weeks.
Told optimism is so high in NFL, players talks over labor deal that expectation is for a framework agreement in about two weeks
Should an agreement be done in two weeks, the NFL season would be largely unaffected, at least as far as the schedule goes. Training camp and preseason would go on as scheduled and obviously the season would start on time. Combine all that with free agency and we could be forgetting about this whole lockout business very quickly.