The NFL lockout is has come to an end and America’s long nightmare is finally over. Both sides have come to a 10 year agreement that will guarantee football through the year 2021.
Starting today, teams can sign their drafted rookies and go after undrafted rookies as well. On Wednesday, the first 10 teams will report to training camp, although no teams can start full contact practices until this weekend. However, the real fun starts Friday at 6 p.m. ET when free agency officially begins. And that is when all hell will break loose.
Teams will have until 4 p.m. Thursday to cut players in an attempt to make salary cap room in order to go out and sign free agents. So that means you are going to see players dropping like flies over the next two days.
The league year will start on August 4th, so teams will have only 5 days to sign the players they think will help get them into the playoffs and possibly into the Super Bowl.
With very little time in which to make a decision, the chances of teams making mistakes are very high. Someone will overpay for an aging wide receiver and someone will mortgage their team’s future just to acquire a quarterback with questionable abilities. Where will your team wind up?
Here are some players to watch on the following pages.