Can someone explain to me how this isn't tampering?
"McCloughan, however, said the team would not be big spenders in free agency. He reiterated that the 49ers' priority would be re-signing their own players, such as Patrick Willis, Vernon Davis and Dashon Goldson. He said he'd love to have someone like, say, CB Dunta Robinson if Robinson reaches free agency. But he wouldn't sign him when his own marquee players needed new deals." from MB's blog
I thought he would have to be released or receive permission to speak with other teams until march 5th when free agency starts. right now, i don't think it is permitted for other GMs to express interest in players that are not free agents. Houston has exclusive negotiating rights.
[ Edited by alburns on Feb 25, 2010 at 12:41:03 ]