Mar 3, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; A general view of the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center during kicker tryouts. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency Schedule: Let The New Year Begin

Dec 30, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Mike Harris (20) celebrates scoring a touchdown on a recovered Tennessee Titans fumble with teammate Jacksonville outside linebacker Daryl Smith (52) during the second half at LP Field. Titans won 38-20. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

March 12, it’s like a mini-holiday for football fans.  It’s the start of NFL Free Agency and, if you even remotely follow a team, you know that the entire makeup of the roster can change overnight.  Your team could make deals that send some of your favorites packing or pickup players that quickly become your new favorites.  If you’re a Jacksonville Jaguars fan, you’re likely to see a lot of changes coming over the next few weeks.

The New Year has come!

Now, let’s take a look at the schedule for what’s coming down the pipe:

  • March 12, 4:00 p.m. ET: New league year begins, free agency opens
  • April 19: Restricted free agents signing period ends
  • March 12 through June 1 [prior club tender], July 22: First training camp to sign UFAs
  • March 12 through November 12: Window to sign franchise players

The whole ballgames changes at 4:00 pm EST on Tuesday (today).  Open up another tab at work and keep hitting refresh, because the changes will come quickly and you don’t want to miss what’s going on with your team.  B&T will keep you updated on all things Jaguars, but if you’re interested in what’s going on around the league, take a gander to’s Free Agency Tracker.

– Luke N. Sims

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