NFL Free Agency: Opening Night Open Thread

Welcome, dear readers, to what is quite literally the eleventh hour. (Well, I suppose that technically it's the 23rd hour; you get the point.)

We're an hour away from the end of the 2009 NFL league year, and the start of the 2010 league year. More importantly, we're an hour away from the start of the NFL's free agent signing period. Sure, tasty free agent entrees that might have interested the Buffalo Bills are no longer available (like Miami QB Chad Pennington), but others have suddenly become available to even the playing field (like San Diego NT Jamal Williams). GM Buddy Nix is set to embark on his first free agent period as a full-blown NFL General Manager, and he's got his work cut out for him.

This, folks, is your open thread for the start of NFL free agency. In one hour, teams will be permitted to begin contacting the representatives of unrestricted free agents. It's not clear whether or not Buffalo will jump right into the fray and schedule a bunch of visits, but we'll be up in case they do. Well, I should clarify: I scheduled this post to publish at 11PM, but chances are astronomically high that I'm actually unconscious at the moment. (Yeah, I can talk to you while I'm sleeping. That's how advanced this SB Nation platform is.) Kurupt and WABillsfan, however, are actually awake at the moment, and they'll be your humble hosts through the wee hours. I'll be back bright and early tomorrow morning.

Typically, the start of free agency is boring. You'll be bored tonight, in all likelihood, so bring alternate topics of conversation. Enjoy yourselves, and get hyped up for a new league year!

[UPDATE #1]: PLEASE HEAD ON OVER TO OUR NEW OPEN THREAD TO CONTINUE ALL DISCUSSION

[UPDATE #2] ONE MORE OPEN THREAD FOR THE NIGHT, USE THIS THREAD FOR THE REST OF THE EVENING

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