Monday, July 25, 2011
Source: Latest timeline for end of lockout
According to an NFL source at the highest level, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting this is what the latest timeline would look like if the lockout indeed ends late Monday morning.
According to the projected timeline, the new league year would officially start Aug. 2 at 3 p.m. CT.
Teams can sign their own free agents and begin talking with other unrestricted free agents Monday afternoon.
Teams can begin signing unrestricted free agents Tuesday at 11 a.m. CT but those contracts would not take effect until Aug. 2.
Teams can begin talking trades Monday afternoon. Any trades would become official on Saturday, July 30.
Players would begin to report to their teams on a staggered scheduled. Another league source said it was unclear what teams would be allowed to do between the opening of camps and Aug. 2, when the league year officially begins.
Of course, this is all subject to change.