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NFL Lockout Lifted: Scott Fujita, Josh Cribbs Among Cleveland Browns Returning To Work

According to Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita, he, and several other Cleveland Browns players will report for work in Berea Tuesday morning at 10AM on the heels of a federal judge granting the NFL Players' request for an injunction against the NFL's lockout.  According to Will Burge of, Fujita - who also serves on the NFLPA's Executive Committee - is recommending that his Browns teammates report to the team facility on Tuesday, and in the future, unless and until Judge Susan Nelson grants the NFL a stay in her injunction decision.

The NFL has appealed Nelson's decision, and it remains to be seen if a stay will be granted, allowing the Lockout to continue until the Appeal is heard by the 8th Circuit Appellate Court.  If a stay is not granted, the NFL would be open for business, including trades and free agency.  The NFL is waiting for a ruling on the stay request before beginning the new NFL calendar year.

As for the NFL, their PR voice Greg Aiello has said, "If a player comes to the facility, he will be treated courteously and with respect."  In reality, the NFL has little choice.

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