While NFL free agency doesn’t start until Monday, we’ve already told you that today is the last day teams will be able to exclusively negotiate with their own free agents.
As such, any last minute business teams want to take care of before other teams can start medaling with their players.
For instance, if the Chiefs want to re-sign DE Glenn Dorsey, they would be wise to do so before midnight tonight. Otherwise, teams looking for a DT or DE could begin calling Dorsey’s agent, thus driving up the price for the Chiefs.
Current free agents, meaning players released during the 2012 league year, like Eric Winston, may want to sign as quickly as possible. The market won’t be flooded with all the 2013 free agents until Monday but right now, Winston has the tackle market pretty much to himself. At midnight tonight, that will change as other tackles and their agents start negotiating with tackle-needy teams.
It will be interesting to what happens to free agent DE Chris Canty. Canty has been on the market for a while and has already visited the Chiefs and Titans. He also reportedly made a last-minute visit to Green Bay.
Canty’s stock may never be higher than it is today. Could he make his decision this afternoon?
We could also see some veterans being cut as we get close to the new league year.
Keep it here all day and we will keep you updated.