By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, July 24th, 2011 at 10:15 pm in Oakland Raiders.
A post on Profootballtalk.com refers to an e-mail from Saints quarterback Drew Brees which says free agency will be an instant free-for-all starting on Tuesday, rather than the 72-hour window previously reported for teams to sign their own players.
With regard to the Raiders, that means any team could swoop in with an offer for tight end Zach Miller and give Oakland no room to counter the offer. Of course, Miller may have already had productive talks with the Raiders before the lockout. But it does bring with it at least some degree of uncertainty.
Much of the NFL personnel business won’t be sorted out for a couple of weeks after the rules are made clear.
NOTE: As Steve Corkran noted earlier, the powers that be have had us swap positions. He’ll be doing most of the blogging, I’ll be doing most of the Raiders stuff for print.
In terms of this space, not much should change. We’ve been collaborating for awhile now, and if you’ve noticed the number of “Steve Corkran reported” references over the years, the only difference is you won’t have to wait for him to tell me. He’ll simply tell you himself.
If all goes according to plan, I’ll fill in for him on occasion on the blog and he’ll do the same for me in print.