The end of the NFL Lockout would appear to be a formality at this point. Reports surfaced early this morning that the terms of a new CBA had been agreed upon by both sides, all that remains is a majority vote from the players.
On the heels of the aforementioned good news comes word that the free agency frenzy we’ve all been anticipating could begin as early as this afternoon.
ESPN details a timeline of events that might or might not occur in the coming days.
• Teams can sign their own free agents and begin talking with other unrestricted free agents Monday afternoon.
• Teams can begin signing unrestricted free agents Tuesday at noon ET but those contracts would not take effect until Aug. 2.
• Teams can begin talking trades Monday afternoon. Any trades would become official on Saturday, July 30.