The NFL says it will not push back the start of the legal tampering period or the new league year.
Now official. NFL sent memo to teams, informing them: Negotiation window noon tomorrow. League year weds. Franchise designation ends tomorrow at noon. Official.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2020
Now official: The NFL’s 2020 league year will start on time. They informed teams in a memo that the schedule stands. So, tags are due tomorrow at 11:59 am, tampering begins at noon, the league year starts Wednesday at 4 pm. It will be an escape.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2020
The legal tampering period is scheduled to begin on Monday. That is when players can begin speaking with pending free agents from other teams. The new league year officially begins on Wednesday.