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Free agent timing...

By hayseed
9/23/2014 3:19 pm
Hi folks...

So, I was wondering how long it takes a free agent to respond to your contract request, on average. Also, how will we be notified of their decision? I read this in the getting started guide:

Any unemployed players will sign the best offer they have received, so you can offer an unemployed player less than he is asking for; just remember that any other team can make the same player an offer.

But how long does the free agent player wait for other offers before making their decision?

Bandon, Oregon

Re: Free agent timing...

By Detroit Leo
9/23/2014 3:28 pm
Every day when the "sim" runs the player will decide to either sign the offer that they like or wait for more offers.

Re: Free agent timing...

By jdavidbakr - Site Admin
9/23/2014 9:26 pm
As the early and late free agency stages approach the end, the probability that a player will sign their best offer steadily increases. Some players will sign on the first free agency stage, others will wait until the very last one, and still others will sign somewhere in between. During the other stages, an unemployed player will sign for the best contract they have offered.