NFL:Lock-out:Update:The NFL lock-out is actually working in the player’s favor through the courts. The lock-out was temporarily lifted earlier this week. Today, players were allowed to look at play books, schedules, work-out, and talk to other players and coaches about football. The NFL has until today to prove their case on appeal. If everything goes smoothly, come Monday, players and coaches will be able to look at free-agency and trade options.