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Negotiating window open at 12:00 p.m. ET Tuesday

The 2017 calendar has jammed the end of the Scouting Combine and the start of free agency closer together than ever before, with the workouts in Indianapolis ending on Monday and the free agency period opening on Tuesday. (Hopefully, future NFL calendars will return to the one-week buffer.)

Specifically, the annual two-day negotiating period launches at 12:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday. (Yes, we’ve already written about the annual legal tampering period memo; however, some believe that, because free agency opens on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. ET, the negotiating window opens on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET.)

Here’s a post with the do’s and don’ts for talking to unrestricted free agents-to-be. For you, there’s one of each: (1) do park on PFT throughout the next week, constantly refreshing the page; and (2) don’t go anywhere else, because we’re still the only media outlet that gives you everything you need in one place, with maximum information and minimal fat and only one agenda — to give you everything you need in one place with maximum information and minimal fat.

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14 Responses to “Negotiating window open at 12:00 p.m. ET Tuesday”
  1. aliveguy24 says: Mar 6, 2017 9:16 PM

    Will do

  2. ricko1112 says: Mar 6, 2017 9:23 PM

    Here’s a question for KC fans:

    The Chiefs lost 2 picks and something like $350K for contacting Maclin directly, instead of his agent. Minor.

    The Jets had secret face to face meetings with Revis. They contacted him directly many times, not his agent. The owner of the Jets told millions of people that the Jets wanted to get Revis away from NE. Several major violations. Then they blatantly lied to Goodell about it. They received a paltry $100K fine.

    How does that make you feel?

    What do you think of Goodell’s version of fairness and integrity?

  3. avikesfan says: Mar 6, 2017 9:30 PM

    No fat what so ever.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 6, 2017 9:39 PM

    “Psst… hey you, Mister…. Yeah you, down there on the street, look up. Up here… third window from the end, the open one… I gotta proposition for ya…..”

  5. mongo3401 says: Mar 6, 2017 9:44 PM

    I agree PFT is the only site that’s reliable with no BS

  6. scmems07 says: Mar 6, 2017 10:09 PM

    At this time all of the free agents will get on the phone with the Patriots, negotiate a $1 million dollar contract and sign with them…. According to every Patriot fan.

  7. eljefedelmundo says: Mar 6, 2017 10:15 PM

    The only media outlet that gives you everything you need in one place, with maximum information and minimal fat and only one agenda — to give you everything you need in one place with maximum information and minimal fat.


    That is such a great mission statement!

  8. ibillwt says: Mar 6, 2017 10:41 PM

    Florio I’ll help you get paid by rolling that click meter.

  9. brazin99 says: Mar 6, 2017 10:47 PM

    Florio it would be nice if you could skim the fat off your comments and just give us what we want to hear…

    1. Cleveland screws the pooch again
    2. Seahawks and Patriots have been caught breaking the same rule everyone else broke but didn’t get got breaking.
    3. Cousins is going no where because the Redskins are committed to following the Cleveland path to mediocrity, while spending 5x as much to do it.

  10. td30 says: Mar 7, 2017 12:04 AM

    then we just ignore all the signed contracts at 12:05 and get upset by one or two cases of tampering

  11. meximyke says: Mar 7, 2017 3:32 AM

    Yah right!! At exactly 12:00pm EST it all starts! BS!! It starts long before that!! Who are you kidding?

  12. joe400e says: Mar 7, 2017 5:52 AM

    Why doesn’t the NFL stop pretending that nod and wink deals aren’t already done by the time the legal negotiation period has started?
    It’s fairly impossible to get an agreement done by 12:05 when you aren’t supposed to have any contact between team and agent before 12:00. But every year it happens! LOL

  13. winningisabrees says: Mar 7, 2017 9:09 AM

    10 years and counting, besides my teams beat writer site. This is my place for league wide news.

    florio, its been a pleasure watching this site grow

  14. waynefontesismyfather says: Mar 7, 2017 10:25 AM

    In your last paragraph there is there a (3) where you will be bringing back the days without an arrest meter but forgot to mention it in said paragraph?

    I know I’ve been coming here for years just to see it revert back to 1 as often as possible because some dummy did something, well, dumb.

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