Saints quarterback Drew Brees has spent plenty of time composing e-mails to teammates of late. His most recent message, a copy of which we have obtained, suggests that full free agency could open as soon as Tuesday.
Here’s the full text of the message.
“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.
– 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.
– 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.”
That last message applies to all of us, really. As the craziest week in recent memory comes to a conclusion, an even crazier week could be starting.