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I just found thid from Rich Tandler. There may be an awful lot to get done in a very short time.
Article link: http://realredskins.com/2011/07/delay-of-game-free-agency-may-start-later/Delay of game? Free agency may start later
Posted on July 18, 2011 by Rich Tandler
Although it looks like the CBA is on track to get approved by the NFL owners on Thursday, it doesn’t look like free agency will begin immediately after that.
There were reports over the weekend that a Thursday approval would mean that teams would be able to start signing their own free agents on Friday. Now, however, it appears that the process will be delayed a bit.
A memo that the NFL sent out to the teams today indicated that if the CBA did get approved on Thursday there would be a two-day seminar, starting shortly after the end of the ratification meeting, to bring team executives up to speed on the provisions of the CBA. They would then take the weekend to digest everything and prepare to sign players.
According to reports, teams will be able to start signing their own free agents and undrafted college players next Monday, July 25. Full-blown free agency would start on Thursday, July 28.
The Redskins should be starting training camp right around that Thursday. There is no work on if that would be delayed.