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Redskins Turned Away From Workout Facility

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Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander showed up at Redskins Park Tuesday morning with hope of getting in a good workout, but was told by team staff members that wasn't going to happen.

The same thing happened to wide receiver Anthony Armstrong when he showed up, according to the Associated Press.

"It was a little weird," Armstrong told the AP. "It felt like you were sneaking into the club or something like that, and they knew you weren't supposed to be in there but they hadn't done anything about it yet. Just a little awkward. Just wish you get in there and so some real live work, looking at film, getting on the field."

Their visits stem from a U.S. District Court judge's order on Monday to end the lockout.

Redskins representatives aren't commenting on the latest developments, instead referring NBC Washington to league offices.

The ruling was seen as an early victory for NFL players. But the biggest issues between the owners and players remain. The two sides still can't agree on how to divide the league's $9 billion business or benefits for retired players.

The NFL has promised to issue an immediate appeal. The lockout started on March 11.

Meanwhile, it's still unclear which players -- if any -- might show up at Redskins Park Tuesday afternoon, and it is unknown what might happen if they do report to the park.

Alexander told the AP he was told the Redskins wanted to get a "crystal clear'' understanding of all the ramifications of Monday's ruling.

"The legal jargon and stuff sometimes can be very complicated," Alexander said. "Just went in there, it was not a scene or nothing. Just talked to me real quick, so I picked up my mail and I'll go work out now where I've been training at."

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