Proposal would help tampering issue

Updated: October 14, 2009, 2:10 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- For now, the NFL won't be creating an offseason window when teams can negotiate with free agents even before the players actually become available.

Team owners on Wednesday tabled discussions until the winter meetings next March, but the issue is not dead. Indeed, there is support for establishing a short period just before free agency begins, usually in early March, when teams can talk to, but not physically meet with or sign, players whose contracts have expired.

Such a ...

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