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Free agency starts at 4:00 p.m. ET on March 13

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Between the usual habit of free agency launching at 12:01 a.m. ET and the complications associated with Leap Year, I had assumed that free agency would begin on the third Wednesday from now, at midnight.

Actually, free agency begins at 4:00 p.m. ET on the third Tuesday from now.

In past years, the process launched on a Friday.  Which meant that, for the second and third days of the process, folks would typically have to use their own, non-work time to monitor the signings or lack thereof.

This year, Monday and Tuesday will feature the final hours of the build up, the gun will sound at 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, and the rest of the week will entail all hell breaking loose.

We’ll be here to chronicle the breaking loose of all hell, at all hours of the day and night.

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16 Responses to “Free agency starts at 4:00 p.m. ET on March 13”
  1. towniesman says: Feb 23, 2012 1:52 PM

    Reggie Wayne to the Patriots… it

  2. mondzy805 says: Feb 23, 2012 1:58 PM

    Nice. We need Mike Wallace as a 49er. Make it happen Trent. 49ers faithful for life.

  3. rc33 says: Feb 23, 2012 2:02 PM

    I don’t get it, so what’s the deal w/ Sanford Routt to the Chiefs?
    Just an agreed upon contract with no actual signing until the 13th?

  4. Mike Florio says: Feb 23, 2012 2:07 PM

    @rc33 . . .

    Routt was cut and thus was able to be signed. Guys who will be free agents on March 13 are currently under contract.

  5. bw82b says: Feb 23, 2012 2:16 PM

    I hope the Giants get a stud mikeLB and TE via free agency/draft

  6. justwinbaby29 says: Feb 23, 2012 3:29 PM

    March Madness and NFL free agency…fun time!

  7. jbcommonsense says: Feb 23, 2012 3:32 PM

    VJax and/or Wayne to the Redskins!

  8. westcoastraider says: Feb 23, 2012 3:52 PM

    Finegan and porter in Oaklands secondary in 2012…

  9. ottograham says: Feb 23, 2012 4:40 PM


    i dont think anyone is willing to go play for Snyder and ruin their career.

  10. penbook2 says: Feb 23, 2012 4:50 PM

    West Coast sucks!!!

  11. penbook2 says: Feb 23, 2012 4:50 PM

    Tom Brady sucks!!!

  12. newpat says: Feb 23, 2012 4:53 PM

    Andrew Luck to the Jets!!!!!

  13. penbook2 says: Feb 23, 2012 4:54 PM

    Peyton Manning to the Browns!!! Rg3 to the Redskins. That leaves the Dolphins with Flynn and the Jets with Sanchez!!! We all know who the real winner is here. Thats right the Jets.

  14. newpat says: Feb 23, 2012 4:54 PM

    Joking……He should visit the almighty Browns.

  15. lilrob10201 says: Feb 23, 2012 5:02 PM

    Free agency already ?WOW this month past bye quick.

  16. rollteal says: Feb 24, 2012 1:27 AM

    What do you mean NFL free agency is gonna be March Madness to me !!! Especially when Khan opens up that check book the first time like a boss.

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