From Rotoworld.com: Citing multiple sources, CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman reports a deal could be reached between the owners and players before the Eight Circuit issues a ruling on the lockout, likely in July. The talks are delicate, and a settlement hinges on keeping the attorneys out of the negotiating room. SI.com's Peter King backs Freeman's report while making it clear that a deal is no sure thing. "But I'm more optimistic about a settlement than I've been in a while," adds King. Tom Brady, whose name headlines the anti-trust lawsuit against the NFL, is "relatively confident" that a deal will be struck. Source: CBSSports.com Jun 4, 8:27 PM I think there's a good chance a deal will be made by the end of this month. Otherwise a lot of people are going to start to get very angry. And there's a lot of money on the table.