Free agency begins on March 11. Three days earlier, teams can start talking to the agents of the looming free agents.
Until then, plenty of communications will occur.
Some will violate the rules. Some won’t. For example, if a player from one team starts working on a player from another team, it’s not a problem — unless it’s happening at the behest of the team that wants to sign the free agent.
Giants safety Antrel Rolle already has commenced the recruitment of Packers tight end Jermichael Finley. Given that Rolle has admitted it publicly, it’s safe to assume the team didn’t covertly put him up to it.
According to Justin Tasch of the New York Daily News, Rolle said at the Thurmon Munson Awards Dinner that Rolle watched Super Bowl XLVIII with Finley, and that Rolle was working on Finley to join the Giants.
“[Finley] said he would love to be a part of the Giants,” Rolle said.
Last week, Finley told PFT Live that he expects to be cleared for contact soon, following neck surgery that ended his 2013 season. He also said he wants to be a Packer for life, but that he’ll go elsewhere if need be.
Elsewhere could include the Giants.