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NFLPA Message Says NFL Free Agency To Begin Tuesday

At this point it’s not a matter of “if but “when”.

Meaning regardless when it happens, the best phrase to describe free agency this off season will be “historical chaos” for literally any American professional sport ever.

That was even before Pro Football Talk snagged a copy of a letter that just reassures bedlum is going to ensue, and that it may ensue earlier and well, more chaotically then expected.

In a message sent from NFLPA Plaintiff Drew Brees to his teammates:

“As has been the case with this entire process, it looks like the details and schedule has changed for training camp and free agency,” Brees writes.  “This is the latest although I cannot confirm anything at this point.  I just want to make you aware as to what is being discussed so nothing catches you by surprise.

“Free Agency – It now looks like free agency will begin at noon on Tuesday and it will be open free agency.  There will be no 3 day grace period for teams to sign their own players.  It will be open for anyone to sign anywhere.

“Training Camp – It looks like the NFL is trying to force teams into camp on time.  This would move us to a report date of Thursday, July 28.   We would have physicals, conditioning, and meetings on this day.  The day before would be a travel day and the hotel would be open that night for guys to check in as well as physicals but nothing mandatory until Thursday.

“I will keep you updated with the latest information.  Unfortunately, it tends to change very quickly.  Just stay prepared for anything.”

Wow, this may end up being a positive or negative thing depending on what ends up happening with Hasselbeck and Mebane. No grace period means that teams are going to be even more ridiculously aggressive and flashy with the money trying to snatch guys away at 12 AM on Tuesday who may have ended up making a different decision with three more days. This is no understatement, it’s about to be as cut throat as professional sports may ever get in the NFL shortly.
Luckily, Pete Carroll has proven privy to making more roster decisions then anyone in the past calender year.
And he has the second largest bunch of monopoly money to play with while working under the leagues (by an
astronomical landslide), richest owner.



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