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He hopes that soon all of this talk of a lockout will be a thing of the past and that negotiators can work out the details and he can get back to work.

As of Wednesday afternoon, however, he had not received any word on the possibility of working an NFL game this weekend.

“I don’t know what is motivating everyone,” Cheek said of the negotiations. “I don’t know. I’m not privy to that information. But it’s not good for the game of football and the NFL.”