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Jim Harbaugh thinks a labor deal will happen by early July

Aldon Smith, Jim Harbaugh AP

With all of this optimism swirling on the labor front, I decided over the weekend to move a four-night vacation up from mid-July to late June.

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh thinks I’ll get the trip in on time.  (And avoid the wrath of a wife who doesn’t want travel interrupted by hourly posts on Mike Sims-Walker’s next free agent visit.)

“I choose to be optimistic,” Harbaugh said on a Padres broadcast via CSNBayArea.com. “And I really think early July there’s a chance a deal is done. That’s kind of what I’m planning for.”

Harbaugh’s timeline matches up with Peter King of SI.com, who estimated July 10th as an over/under for a deal.

“If they can get a deal done in July, right now we’re scheduled to go to training camp on July 28. So if we go to training camp on the 28th, we’ll get the whole exhibition season in,” Harbaugh said.

We can only hope.

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9 Responses to “Jim Harbaugh thinks a labor deal will happen by early July”
  1. biggerballz says: Jun 13, 2011 10:25 AM

    Fans think that Jim Harbaugh will be fired late November.

  2. ezdoesit209 says: Jun 13, 2011 10:26 AM

    Let us pray!! *crosses fingers*

  3. zoxitic says: Jun 13, 2011 10:28 AM

    I’ll tell you what the biggest surprise in this article is:

    Gregg Rosenthal is married? I guess there really is someone for everyone.

  4. puppetmaster says: Jun 13, 2011 10:30 AM

    Jim Harbaugh thinks a labor deal will happen by early July
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    Just ask realitypolice. Way back in 1978 he predicted the exact day that this lockout will end

  5. berniemadoffsides says: Jun 13, 2011 10:42 AM

    I think everyone’s hoping for a deal to be reached during the first half of July right now.

    And you’re going to hear a lot of fans, reporters, players, coaches and owners getting exponentially more impatient for each day that passes beyond 7/1.

  6. seabreezes51 says: Jun 13, 2011 11:04 AM

    OK, I’m gonna try to see some silver lining here.
    Anyone that comes into camp in great shape is going to make a case that they are serious about being a football player, any that don’t deserve the heat that comes their way. It sorts the crap pretty clearly

  7. homelanddefense says: Jun 13, 2011 11:12 AM

    the owners will push to get it down by then so they dont miss out on any preseason games. Preseason games generate a ton of money for them, its like stealing money.

  8. negrodamus1 says: Jun 13, 2011 11:32 AM

    Ill be honest ok….how many REAL NFL fans here believe that the a MAJOR reason as to why the NFL lockout is still going on is because there are obviously some jews attending the discussions table?

  9. goawayeverybody says: Jun 13, 2011 2:04 PM

    If they get the deal done by early July, the rest of Summer would probably look like this:

    July 18 – August 1 = training camp
    August 6 – August 28 = preseason

    This would leave enough time to still get in an entire 17-week season. Awesome.

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