Free Agency Signing Period Begins; 471 Players Become Free Agents

The National Football League today announced that 471 players are free agents who now can negotiate with all 32 clubs.

Players are either “restricted” or “unrestricted” free agents.  Within the categories are also “franchise” and “transition” players.

The time period for free agency signings in 2014:

  • Restricted Free Agents – March 11 to May 2.
  • Unrestricted Free Agents (who have received June 1 tender from prior club) – March 11 to July 22 (or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later).
  • Franchise Players – March 11 to November 11, the Tuesday following the 10th week of the regular season.
  • Transition Players – March 11 to July 22.

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