The New York Jets have a pretty high-powered offense, that’s for sure, but in the NFL most will attest that the teams with the best defenses win Super Bowls. You have to be able to score points but keeping the opponent off the board as much as possible is the name of the game.
NFL clubs may begin contract negotiations with the players listed in the following categories at 10:00 a.m., New York time, Tuesday, July 26.
Beginning at 6:00 p.m., New York time, on Friday, July 29, clubs may extend Offer Sheets to, or sign, such players, pursuant to the procedures applicable to each category.
Please note there are six categories of free agents:
1. Restricted Free Agents who received Qualifying Offers from their Old Clubs and are subject to the First Refusal/Compensation system of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement:
July 25 NFL will publish the 2011 Free Agency List, which will become effective July 29, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., New York time.
July 26 At 10:00 a.m., New York time, Club facilities open. Players may report for physicals and voluntary strength and conditioning.
At 10:00 a.m., New York time, Trading begins for 2011 League Year.
Rosters expanded to ninety (90) man limit.
At 10:00 a.m., New York time, Clubs may negotiate with and SIGN their own Drafted Rookies and any Undrafted Rookie. Clubs may have such players report to the Club’s facilities for physical examinations prior to signing.
All 2011 Contracts signed on or after July 26 shall be binding upon the player and the Club when signed, but shall not become effective unless a CBA is ratified by the NFLPA (August 4)
At 10:00 a.m., New York time, Clubs may NEGOTIATE with, but not sign, or extend Offer Sheets to, their own UFAs, RFAs, Exclusive Rights Players and Franchise Players and other Clubs’ UFAs, RFAs, non-exclusive Franchise Players and free agents.
The Jets took a DT from Temple (Muhammad Wilkerson) and the Eagles took a Canadian (Danny Watkins) and no players were traded. Can day two be any more exciting? Click here and see:
2011 Pro Football Draft Surround Day 2
In a meeting of two of the most successful franchises in league history, Green Bay (13-6) and Pittsburgh (14-4) will square off tonight for the Vince
Lombardi Trophy at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
For the Packers, it is their first Super Bowl appearance since the team advanced in back-to-back seasons in 1996-97. Pittsburgh has played in the
Super Bowl twice in the past five seasons (2005, 2008), emerging victorious both times.
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