As of Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. ET, teams could talk to free agents, but not sign them. As of Friday at 6:00 p.m. ET, the signings can begin.
This four-day launch to free agency has created an avalanche of interest in the NFL, with each day more intense than the one before it.
On Tuesday, the PFT single-day traffic record fell, with 3.889 million page views. On Wednesday, the rubber band was stretched to 4.611 million.
On Thursday, the water crested at 5.288 million, with a staggering 838,000-plus unique visitors.
(The numbers seem even more impressive when reciting them like Dr. Emmett Brown realizing the specific amount of electricity necessary to activate a flux capacitor.)
Thanks to our NBC family for giving us the server space to handle the crush of traffic. Here’s hoping that the hamsters have some kick left for Friday.