It's almost time for the NFL Scouting Combine, which is when many of the top prospects gather in Indianapolis to run drills while the league's decision-makers sit in the stands and commit tampering.
Oops. Did I say "commit tampering"? I meant, of course, they establish interest levels with the agents of players set to hit the open market on March 11.
There's no faster way to improve a team than to sign a premier free agent, and there's no surer way to blow up your salary cap for years than to make a critical mistake while signing a premier free agent.
Not to worry! Here at Bleacher Report, we've compiled the critical do's and don'ts of NFL free agency.
We've handily included recent examples of what do to and what not to do, along with instructions on how to apply those lessons to the current crop of free agents-to-be.