Monday is the day.
Of course, last Thursday was supposed to be the day the NFL lockout ended. And before that, July 15. And before that ...
But NFL owners and players appear to have made significant progress during negotiations on Saturday, enough for the NFL Players Association to finally vote on a proposal for a new labor agreement, according to an espn.com report.
The players will vote Monday to approve a 10-year collective bargaining agreement the owners ratified on Thursday. If they vote in favor of the deal -- one vote greater than 50 percent of the 1,900 or so players -- the plan would allow for the players to recertify by Friday.