Once the clock moves past midnight, negotiations with other teams' players can begin. Last year, while consulting for the Eagles, I went to the office around 10:30 p.m. and began negotiations with the Eagles' prime free-agent target, Stacy Andrews of the Bengals, at about 12:30 a.m. after Joe Banner made initial contact with the agent.
After proposals all night, and with agent Rich Moran accidentally confusing me with 49ers negotiator Paraag Marathe at one point, we were getting closer by sunrise so that both sides felt comfortable scheduling a trip to Philadelphia while negotiations continued. Finally, the deal for Andrews was consummated the next day, Saturday. Unfortunately for Stacy, his moment was overshadowed by the Broncos' aggressive play for the beloved Brian Dawkins (that’s a story for another time).
Let's hope whoever they may target tonight works out better than Stacy Andrews did... Plus, and I've wondered this before, where was Tom Heckert in all this? The GM played no part in contacting the agent or getting the player in?