Its free agency time Ram fans, so be looking forward to reading my next article that I’ll be writing covering the Rams on free agency and renegotiation of existing contracts.
The article will also be addressing salary cap needs and freeing up space to seek and attempt to sign high profiled free agents to address our needs.
You will be able to view mock signings of free agent players, restucture of contracts, trades and release of players, and signing deals with our restricted free agents. Below are some important dates that you may like to mark on your calendars:
February 6: Waiver system begins for 2017 NFL season
March 1: (4:00 PM ET) Deadline for teams to designate Franchise or Transition players
March 7 – March 9: “Legal Tampering Period,” NFL teams may begin contract negotiations with the agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents
NFL teams must exercise options for 2017 on any player with option clauses in their 2016 contracts
NFL teams must submit qualifying offers to players with expiring contracts who will become Restricted Free Agents to ensure team has Compensation or Right of First Refusal
NFL teams must submit a Minimum Salary Tender to players who will become Exclusive-Rights Free Agents (expiring contracts and fewer than 3 accrued seasons)
4:00 PM ET
All 2016 player contracts expires
2017 NFL league year and free agency begin
Top-51 salary cap rule begins – only the 51 highest cap hits for each NFL team apply to the salary cap through the offseason
All teams must be under the salary cap for 2017
Trades are allowed for 2017
April 21: Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign offer sheets
April 27-29: 2017 NFL Draft, Philadelphia, PA
We will addressing free agency on my next live stream. To become a member look for the group, “Da Real Rams Faithful Zone” on Facebook and join the group.