In the NFL's two-day legal tampering period, teams and player representatives can enter into contract talks, working out the preliminary details of a deal, but they cannot agree to those terms. Well, at least they cannot admit that they have agreed to terms. Last offseason, the Miami Dolphins and Ndamukong Suh were said to have come to terms during the legal tampering period, and it eventually led to an "investigation" by the NFL. This year, we already appear to have one deal completed a day before the official start to the free agency period.
And, it is one that takes a top free agent at a position of need for the Dolphins off the table.
When the market opens tomorrow, Kelechi Osemele will become the newest member of the #Raiders. The two sides have an agreement in principle.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 8, 2016
At the end of the day,Osemele was probably more expensive than the Dolphins would ever want to pay. The rumored amount has the Raiders paying more than $10 million a season, though no official details have been released.