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Absent a last-minute agreement that no one around football expects, the NFL Players Association...

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Absent a last-minute agreement that no one around football expects, the NFL Players Association plans to decertify by Thursday in an effort to pre-empt an owners-generated lockout, according to multiple league and union sources.

ESPN is reporting the NFLPA will decertify before the expiration of the CBA. Either this forces the hand of the owners in keeping a 2011 NFL season alive, or things are going to get very, very ugly.