COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — NFL owners have voted in favor of a tentative agreement to end the lockout, pending player approval.

Thursday’s ratification came after a full day of meetings at an Atlanta-area hotel, where team executives pored over the terms of the deal.

Players still have to sign off on the deal. They didn’t vote on a full pact Wednesday because there were issues that had not been resolved. They ended a conference call later Thursday without voting on the deal, a source told the Associated Press.

The four-month lockout is the NFL’s first work stoppage since 1987.

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