When the lockout ends, Henry Hynoski expects to be signed as a free agent. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
With the NFL Lockout going on, there's lots of speculation as to when it might end. Undrafted Pitt fullback Henry Hynoski says it could be sooner than you think - maybe in June.
At least that seems to be the consensus, anyway:
Asked if he had any idea when the lockout might end, Hynoski says that he hears late June.
"That's the common consensus," he says, "but you just never know."
Hyno says that whenever it is, he;ll be ready:
"I'm training, getting ready, lifting weights -- all that good stuff," he says. "I'm just staying in the best shape I can for when the lockout ends."
And he also again discussed the disappointment of not being drafted:
"It really is frustrating," says Hynoski, who graduated from Pitt this year with a degree in business marketing. "Especially since though the whole process ... everybody I talked to thought I'd be a fifth-round pick. It didn't happen, so it's frustrating from that standpoint."
Back to the lockout thing, just briefly. I've stated repeatedly that I don't expect many, if any, games to be missed. Players really have little leverage to work with if they can't get any help by the courts. And while guys like Tom Brady or Peyton Manning may be set for life, lots of practice squad and middle-of-the-road players cannot.