Compromise to later NFL Draft is earlier free agency for veterans

NFL ready to alter calendar

The NFL and NFL Players Association are on the verge of pushing back the draft to May and moving up the start of the league year to before the Indianapolis scouting combine, according to league and union sources.

In theory, this figures to help liven up a free agent market that was rather rough on veterans (especially pass rushers) in 2013. At least, that's the NFLPA's thinking.

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