The NFL draft is five weeks in the rearview, and training camps are still two months away. Even with clubs slogging through organized team activities and mandatory minicamps around the corner, it feels like the offseason has hit a lull.
But stay tuned – everything could change after today.
June 1 is a key date on the league calendar because it triggers important salary ramifications. Teams that trade or release players, especially those with hefty contracts, after June 1 can defer the salary cap freight – essentially how a player's bonus money is amortized – associated with such transactions into the following year.