No matter how much every other media outlet tries to ignore it and/or claim it for their own, Jay Glazer of FOX was the first to report that a deal in principle has been reached between the NFL and the NFLPA*.
And so Glazer gets extra special consideration when he reports on the events for the coming week.
Glazer reports that, starting Tuesday, teams can make trades and start signing rookies (presumably, both draft picks and undrafted).
Though free agents from other teams can’t be signed until 6:00 p.m. ET Friday, teams will be permitted to talk with them (and, presumably, line up deals in principle) beginning Tuesday.
When on Tuesday? We reached Glazer by phone. He said that there’s no specific time on which the doors will open.
It’s safe to say that, when the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. ET on Tuesday, the process will begin.
Glazer’s timeline meshes with the schedule posted by Albert Breer of NFL Network, who has been working this story like no one else, on site for all meetings and always playing it right down the middle, despite technically working for the league.