Timetable to sign free agents Craig Thomas
For Restricted Free Agents, from March 11 to May 2.
For Unrestricted Free Agents who have received the June 1 tender from their prior club, from March 11 to July 22 (or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later).
For Franchise Players, from March 11 until the Tuesday following the 10th week of the regular season, November 11.
For Transition Players, from March 11 until July 22. If the above-listed players do not sign by November 11, they must sit out the season.