So, in this latest round of premature celebrations that the NFL lockout has ended, the timeline for the beginning of the 2011 league year is as follows:
Monday: The NFLPA members will vote on the CBA that owners agreed to last week. Adam Schefter says this vote is a 'formality.'
Wednesday: Lockout lifted. Players can return to team facilities. Teams can sign collegiate free agents and negotiate with own free agents.
Thursday or Friday: NFLPA re-certifies as a union.
Saturday: New league year begins. Free agency begins.
Again, all this is subject to change if (when) both sides do something stupid and start arguing with each other again. But, for now, it seems the craziness will begin on Wednesday.