Monday, July 25, 2011

Unrestricted free agency starts Tuesday

NFL player representatives are scheduled to convene for an 11 a.m. conference call Monday, according to a source, to review the global settlement reached by the owners.

The executive committee has recommended the reps OK the deal. If the players approve it unrestricted free agency begins Tuesday, not Friday, according to the source.

Approval also would accelerate the timeline for players and teams to go back to work. Players begin reporting Tuesday. The players have to reconstitute as a union for the league calender year to start and formally begin training camps.

Teams could sign their draft picks and undrafted rookies today and unrestricted free agents to conditional contracts Tuesday. 

Players could begin reporting to team headquarters Tuesday.


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