The Washington Redskins are gearing up to return to work. Soon.

According to Rich Tandler of RealRedskins.com, talk within the organization is that the lockout will be resolved by the end of the week. As in Sunday.

Whether or not a deal can be brokered that quickly with all of the I’s dotted and t’s crossed, who knows. That would seem to be quicker than most expect something can happen. But this represents optimism by one of the NFL clubs, and the sides have been meeting enough that you’d believe something can happen.

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