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2017 NFL free agency tampering period: Rules, news, rumors, live updates

The free agency tampering period starts on Tuesday at 9 a.m. PT. What follows is a whirlwind of rumors for the next 52 hours until the new league year starts at 1 p.m. PT on Thursday.

The 2017 NFL free agency tampering officially gets underway at 9 a.m. PT today! We have already heard rumors, and tampering has likely been going on since the Combine, at least. But, today, teams can technically begin the negotiating process. We will be providing updates throughout the day, and into next week and beyond in what will be yet another crazy free agency process.

3:34 p.m. - 49ers interested in A.J. Bouye

2:48 p.m. - 49ers release Antoine Bethea.

2:34 p.m. - Adrian Peterson has preferences.

1:52 p.m. - The 49ers are in talks with DT Terrell McClain

1:03 p.m. - Add Tom Savage to the QB rumor list

12:19 p.m. - Jermaine Gresham is the first notable tight end off the market

11:51 a.m. - CB Trumaine Johnson appears to be on the market

11:28 a.m. - Mike Silver thinks Kirk Cousins to the 49ers happens either this year or next year.

10:59 a.m. - 49ers not interested in Mike Glennon, per Maiocco.

9:54 a.m. - DeSean Jackson is going to have quite the market.

9:29 a.m. - D.J. Fluker’s market is developing

The NFL does not allow players to personally meet with teams over the next two days. Only agents can meet with players. If a player does not have an agent, he has to wait until Thursday afternoon, when unrestricted free agency formally begins.

According to the NFL, during this two-day negotiating period, clubs can negotiate all aspects of a contract with an agent, but a deal may not be formally executed until 1 p.m. PT on Thursday.

Some deals could very well already be done, but we will still hear plenty of rumors about visits and who is interested in who. Trade discussions have been allowed already, but with free agency decisions happening, we might see any potential trades heat up a bit. Trades also cannot be formally executed until the new league year starts on Thursday.