On rotoworld, there is an update stating that NFL Free Agency will start a week after a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is met between the NFL and the NFLPA that is no longer a players association.
The source is Liz Mullen’s twitter account, where it is also speculated heavily that the Lockout could end as soon as this Thursday. That means that the Lockout could (key word here is could) end as soon as Thursday. Thursday remains the key date here as the whole of the NFL season hinges on the vote that will take place.
More Key Dates (speculatively):
This is the speculated start of free agency, assuming that the agreement for Collective Bargaining will be reached this coming Thursday, July 21. There will be 3 days for teams to familiarize themselves with the whole of the agreement, followed by another 3 days to sign college free agents, such as the popular Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich–everyone’s favorite cancer survivor. Then, teams will receive another 3 days to sign their own free agents.
September 11, 2011
The ten year anniversary of the 9-11 attacks against the USA will be remembered with football games aimed at celebrating the memory of those lost. The full NFL season should be underway. We should have seen training camp, a full pre-season, free agent signings, and many cheers from around the world that the NFL will not miss a season.
Unfortunately, all of this is speculative. I still wonder where DT Albert Haynesworth and CB Nnamdi Asomugha will play. Don’t assume Tennessee but look into it enough to entertain yourself.
Rotoworld tells us to look at August for most NFL news.