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“By the end of the season, you get sick of everybody, but it doesn’t take long and you miss them,” he said. “It’s good to see everybody. I’m encouraged by the conditioning and shape that everybody is in.

“It looks like we’ll be ready to pick things up once we get back to work.”

As the lockout approaches its 10th week, though, no one knows when the league and the players will have an agreement to get out of the courts and on fields.

“I don’t think our lawyers or their lawyers know for sure when this is going to get resolved,” Vanden Bosch said. “It would be a travesty for everyone involved if we miss football games.”