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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2001, file photo, former Los Angeles Rams great Jack Youngblood stands with his bronze bust after enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Pro Football Hall of Famers Jack Youngblood and Bruce Smith have asked NFL owners to promise not to lock out players if a new labor deal isn't reached by early March.  In a letter obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, Youngblood and Smith note the players' union already "pledged to not strike." (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2001, file photo, former Los Angeles Rams great Jack Youngblood stands with his bronze bust after enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Pro Football Hall of Famers Jack Youngblood and Bruce Smith have asked NFL owners to promise not to lock out players if a new labor deal isn't reached by early March. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, Youngblood and Smith note the players' union already "pledged to not strike." (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

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