It's that time of year again. The NFL's free-agent frenzy is here. That, of course, means terms like "legal tampering" and "guaranteed" will get thrown around. As of Monday, teams can officially begin talking with the agents of players with expiring contracts about signing new ones. And as of Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, those signings can become official, as can trades like the one the Broncos made last week for Russell Wilson, or the Chargers for Khalil Mack, or the Commanders for Carson Wentz, or the Browns for Amari Cooper.
If recent history is any indication, the action should all be pretty well concentrated in the first couple of days, with a flood of signings and moves being reported before the league year even starts. It's a busy time of year in the NFL, and the groundwork for it all has been laid over the past few weeks. So with free agency just about set to open, here's a little bit of what Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler are hearing as they work to separate the facts from the tons and tons and tons of rumors.