NFL Free Agency – Explained!

Ex Dallas Cowboys Running Back Demarco Murray signed a 5-year, $42 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles this free agency…

Ex Dallas Cowboys Running Back Demarco Murray signed a 5-year, $42 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.

When does the 2015 free agency signing period begin? 

This year Free Agency starts at 4:00 p.m. ET/8pm GMT on Tuesday, March 10th.

What are the categories of free agency?

Free Agency players are either “restricted free agents” or “unrestricted free agents.”

A restricted free agent may be subject to a “qualifying offer.” A restricted or unrestricted free agent may be designated by his prior club as its Franchise Player or Transition Player.

What is the difference between a restricted free agent and an unrestricted free agent?

In the 2015 league year, players with three accrued seasons become restricted free agents when their contracts expire at the conclusion of the 2014 league year.

Unrestricted free agents have completed four or more accrued seasons. An unrestricted free agent is free to sign with any club with no draft choice compensation owed to his old club.

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