UFA: Unrestricted Free Agent -- A player who can sign anywhere.*- released players also have this designation

RFA: Restricted Free Agent -- A player who can sign anywhere but original team can match offer or receive compensation from new team.

** Those who receive the first-round tender will be offered $3.91 million for one year of service, per Yates, while those who receive the second-round tender will be offered $2.746 million. For restricted free agents hit with the original-round tender, that figure drops to $1.797 million. A restricted free agent (RFA) is any player with three Accrued Seasons (at least six games spent on a team's roster) and an expiring contract, per the NFL's official website. They have much less freedom than their unrestricted counterparts, who are able to sign with any of the league's 32 teams when their contracts expire.

EXFA: Exclusive Rights Free Agent -- A player who can only negotiate with current team.

FRAN: Franchised Player -- A player who is guaranteed a one-year deal from his original team relative to highest-paid players at his position. The new team must give two first-round picks as compensation to original team if signed away.

TO: Tendered Offer - An initial contract offer made to RFAs. This offer determines what type of compensation the player's original team receives if the RFA signs with another team. The original team is awarded draft choices from the signing team. The highest compensation is a package of 1st and 3rd round picks. Players tendered minimum offers carry compensation equivalent to the round in which they were originally drafted. Players who were originally rookie free agents carry no compensation if a minimum qualifying offer is tendered

TRAN: Transition Player -- A player who is guaranteed a one-year deal from his original team at the average salary of the 10 highest-paid players at his position. Original team receives no compensation if it doesn't match offer from new team.
Free Agents - 2017
Quarterbacks
Jay Cutler (33)
Chase Daniel  (30)
Ryan Fitzpatrick (34)
Blaine Gabbert (27)
Robert Griffin III   (27)
Shaun Hill (37)
Colin Kaepernick  (29)
Case Keenum (29)
Matt McGloin (27
Ryan Nassib  (27)
Dan Orlovsky (33)
Christian Ponder (29)
T.J. Yates (29)

Restricted Free agents
Ryan Griffin (27)  TO-UD
David Fales (26)  EXFA
Running backs
Dri Archer (25)
Matt Asiata (29)
Joique Bell (30)
Le'Veon Bell (25)   *
LeGarrette Blount (30)
Brandon Bolden (27)
Reggie Bush (32)
Jamaal Charles  (30)
Justin Forsett (31)
Tyler Gaffney  (25)
Jonathan Grimes (27)
Tim Hightower (30)
Ronnie Hillman (25)
Rashad Jennings (31)
Chris Johnson (31)
Tre Mason  (23)
Dexter McCluster (28)
Adrian Peterson (32)
Bobby Rainey (29)
Denard Robinson (26)
Khiry Robinson  (27)
Antone Smith (31)
James Starks, (30)
Stepfan Taylor (25)
Jordan Todman (27)
DeAngelo Williams (33)
Karlos Williams  (23)

Restricted Free agents
Antonio Andrews (24)
Isaiah Crowell (24)   TO-2
Mike Gillislee (26)  TO-5
Chris Thompson (26)  TO-2
Terrance West (26)  TO-3
Damien Williams (24) TO-UD
Wide receivers
Arrelious Benn (28)
Anquan Boldin (36)
Victor Cruz (30)
Marcus Easley  (29)
Michael Floyd (27)
Andrew Hawkins (30)
Vincent Jackson (34)
Stevie Johnson (30)
Marc Mariani (29)
Jordan Norwood (30)
Cecil Shorts (29)
Rod Streater (29)
Marquess Wilson (24)

Restricted Free agents
Josh Bellamy (27) EXFA
Michael Campanaro(26) TO-UD
Taylor Gabriel (26)  TO-2
Josh Gordon (26)
Seth Roberts  (26)  EXFA
Dontrelle Inman (28)  TO-2
Willie Snead (24)   TO-EXFA
Albert Wilson (24)  TO-UD
Tight ends
Gerald Christian (25)
Kellen Davis (31)
Larry Donnell (28)
Jim Dray (30)
Gavin Escobar (26)
Chris Gragg (26)
Clay Harbor (29)
Brandon Myers (31)
Jacob Tamme (32)
Tim Wright (26)


Restricted Free agents
Cameron Brate (25) EXFA
Trey Burton (25)  TO-2
Gabe Holmes  (25)  EXFA
February 6 -- Waiver system begins for 2017.
February 14 -- Beginning at 12 noon, New York time, NFL clubs may begin to sign players whose 2016 CFL contracts have expired. Players under contract to a CFL club for the 2017 season or who have an option for the 2017 season are not eligible to be signed.
February 15 -- First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
March 1 -- Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
March 7-9 -- Clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2016 Player Contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9.
March 9 -- Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must exercise options for 2017 on all players who have option clauses in their 2016 contracts.
March 9 -- Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit qualifying offers to their Restricted Free Agents with expiring contracts and to whom they desire to retain a Right of First Refusal/Compensation.
March 9 -- Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit a Minimum Salary Tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2016 contracts and who have fewer than three accrued seasons of free agency credit.
March 9 -- Top-51 Begins. All clubs must be under the 2017 salary cap prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time.
March 9 -- All 2016 player contracts will expire at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
March 9 -- The 2017 league year and free agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

The first day of the 2017 league year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the league office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9.

Kickers
Dan Carpenter (31)

Restricted Free agents
Brandon McManus (25)  TO-2
Cairo Santos (25)  TO-UD
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Retired players
Steve Smith Sr
Arian Foster
Michael Vick
Shane Graham
Percy Harvin
Jordan Cameron
Josh Cribbs


2017 - Free Agency
Released free agent   * Franchise tag
** Transition tag   TO - Tendered Offer
(Players age @ FA)
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