NEW YORK - Now that the lockout is done, the next challenge facing NFL teams, players and agents is pretty tough, too.
There are about 1,000 veterans, draft picks and undrafted rookies that need to be signed by the 32 clubs. Each contract must fit the boundaries of the new, still-being-understood labor deal, such as each club's cumulative payroll being within the new salary cap.
Oh, this also needs to be done by the start of the preseason in little more than two weeks - although, preferrably, much of it will be done this weekend.
The frenzy begins Tuesday. Teams will be able to sign their own free agents, draft picks and undrafted players, plus make trades and start wooing Nnamdi Asomugha and hundreds of other veteran free agents.