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Old 02-05-2014   #10
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Default Re: 2014 NFL Free Agent Tracker

This is How NFL free agency "really" works
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Free agency is our (agents) time to shine for our clients. Itís extremely difficult for players to get to a second or third contract so everything has to be orchestrated perfectly for the client to score a lifetime setting deal. On the team side, a few bad free agent signings can get GMs fired, weigh heavy on the cap and hurt a team for several years beyond the signing(s).

Free agency is supposed to work like this:

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Teams looking to resign their own players may initiate talks in October or November. Negotiations for top players can take several months to complete. Some teams purposely slow play the process to keep the player on the hook so they stay in consideration. A team is supposed to have exclusivity in talking to its own players but thatís not really the case. If another team contacts the player (usually via his agent), itís considered tampering and that team will be fined and lose draft picks for doings so.

In 2014, free agency officially begins on March 11th. However, Players/agents are allowed to start negotiating with other teams starting March 8th.
This is how free agency really works...
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