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SBD/October 17, 2012/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Steelers-Vikings Set For London In '13; Owners Approve New Free Agency Guidelines
Published October 17, 2012
WINDOW DRESSING: In DC, Mark Maske reported the NFL yesterday ratified a measure that "creates a three-day window before the opening of free agency during which teams will be permitted to negotiate with free agent players from other clubs." The measure was "recommended by the sport’s competition committee." Teams now will be "permitted to contact the agent for a player from another team who is eligible for free agency during the three-day window before the free agent market opens." But a contract "cannot be signed or submitted to the league office during that period." No direct contact is "allowed between a team and a player from another club eligible for free agency, and a player who is a prospective free agent cannot visit another team" (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 10/16).