Originally posted by Frisco69ers:
at what time does it all begin?
Here is the timeline from PFT.... (I'm assuming today you can only negotiate.
Today, the NFL will publish a Free Agency List.
On Tuesday, team facilities will open for voluntary training, conditioning, and classroom instruction.
On Tuesday, trades can begin.
At 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, teams may sign drafted rookies, undrafted rookies, and negotiate with (but not sign) their own unrestricted free agents, restricted free agents, exclusive-rights players, and franchise players.
Also, beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, teams may negotiate with, but not sign or give offer sheets to, other team’s unrestricted free agents, restricted free agents, and franchise players.
At 4:01 p.m. ET on Thursday, teams may waive or terminate player contracts.
At 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, teams may renegotiate existing player contracts.
Also at 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, teams sign their own unrestricted free agents, restricted free agents, exclusive-rights free agents, and franchise players.
Also at 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, teams may sign unrestricted free agents from other teams, restricted free agents from other teams, and franchise players from other teams.
No payment of any kind can be made to any player until the CBA has been ratified by the players.
The 2011 league year will begin no later than August 4. When the 2011 league year begins, teams must be under the salary cap. (Specifically, their highest 51 cap numbers must fit under the cap.)