The NFL free agency frenzy is just around the corner. Starting Friday night at 9 p.m. PT, teams can start negotiating contracts with the agents of free agent players, but no deals can be signed until 1 p.m PT on Tuesday, March 12.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle noted the ins and outs of the free agent process in a recent post. “For the first time, the league will tiptoe into free agency by allowing teams to begin negotiating with agents of pending unrestricted free agents in advance of the official start of free agency (1 p.m. PT Tuesday),” Branch wrote. “Contracts can’t be signed until Tuesday. During the three-day negotiating period, a UFA can’t take visits or have contact with another team, other than his own.”
The 49ers would also like to invite their Faithful Fans to a Colin Kaepernick autograph signing on behalf of Gatorade later today from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Danville Safeway (3496 Camino Tassajara).
The rest of today’s Morning Tailgate looks ahead to free agency and more.
Judy Battista of the New York Times offered an NFC free agency primer.
Elliot Harrison of NFL.com focused on the NFC West’s needs in free agency.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com also spotlighted the divisional needs in free agency.
Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com suggested the 49ers re-sign Dashon Goldson.
Sando looked at the past three years of the NFL Draft from an NFC West perspective.
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