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NFL Free Agency 2013: Unofficial Kickoff Open Thread

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As we told you earlier today, the unofficial start of NFL free agency is tonight at midnight east coast time.

While players cannot sign contracts until Tuesday, agents can begin negotiations on behalf of their clients. So while the Chiefs can’t call up, say, Wes Welker, and invite him to KC tomorrow for a visit, they can call Welker’s agent and offer the receiver a contract. The sides can then agree “in principle” until they are allowed to put pen to paper on Tuesday afternoon.

Since this has never happened before, we here at Arrowhead Addict and FanSided aren’t sure exactly what, if anything, will go down at midnight tonight. Agents and teams could immediately start leaking rumors to the press or nothing could happen at all until tomorrow afternoon. One thing is for sure, rumors and reports will emerge this weekend.

And we’re going to be ready for them.

Some of the boys here at FanSided are staying up late tonight just in case any news hits the Twitterverse.

Thus, I present to you the Arrowhead Addict Unofficial Start of Free Agency Open Thread. This post exists for you to chat it up with other Addicts throughout the night, to leave comments about things your seeing or hoping will happen or just to generally talk any and all things Chiefs. If any of you actually bother to drop a few comments, I’ll be checking in throughout the evening to chat and answer questions.

If none of you do take advantage of this thread, well, congratulations on having a life. Good for you. ;)

Enjoy an GO CHIEFS!

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