Yes, free agency technically opens on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET.
But with the league opening a three-day tampering window as of Saturday at midnight, free agency begins soon.
We’re not quite sure what to expect, so we plan to stay up late and monitor the text messages and emails and tweets and other reports and information for evidence of teams talking to agents about players who will be free to sign elsewhere on Tuesday.
The challenge will be to separate fact from fiction. Some agents will be tempted to put out false (or at a minimum embellished) information about negotiations with a team in order to generate interest elsewhere. Some teams will be tempted to engage an agent for one player in negotiations publicly, in the hopes of concealing the talks with another.
Regardless, since the NFL is an industry where most of the participants work at full capacity because they assume everyone else is, we plan to be at full capacity tonight under the assumption that the news will be flowing.
We hope you’ll fire up the coffee pot and join us. Unless you’re not curious about where these players may sign.