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Official: NFL 2020 league year to start as scheduled on Wednesday

Free agency on track!

NFL: Oakland Raiders at New York Jets Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: The league year will start as scheduled!

There has been a lot of speculation about what the NFL will do with the coronavirus pandemic that is shutting things down worldwide. There have already been rumors that the NFL draft would be postponed. Teams have pulled coaches and scouts off the road, and closed team facilities.

The NFL was discussing the idea of delaying the start of the new league year today following the passing of the new CBA. Initially it seemed like it was a good possibility they would push everything back, but Adam Schefter is reporting the show must go on. Nothing is official yet, and there are lots of things that would be different in this year's free agency due to coronavirus precautions.

Stay tuned for an official update...

Franchise tag deadline: Monday, March 16th at 11:59:59 am

Start of NFL's legal tampering period: Monday, March 16th at 12 pm

Start of new league year/free agency: Wednesday, March 18th at 4:00 pm